《中英對照讀新聞》Sunshine vitamin may treat asthma 陽光維他命或能治療氣喘


2013-12-05 06:00

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The amount of time asthma patients spend soaking up the sun may have an impact on the illness, researchers have suggested.

氣喘病患浸沐在太陽下的時間量,可能對這種疾病有影響,研究人員表示。

A team at King’s College London said low levels of vitamin D, which is made by the body in sunlight, was linked to a worsening of symptoms.

倫敦國王學院研究團隊說,身體接收陽光製造出維他命D,而維他命D量低,與氣喘症狀惡化相關。

Its latest research shows the vitamin calms an over-active part of the immune system in asthma. However, treating patients with vitamin D has not yet been tested.

他們的最新研究顯示,維他命可鎮定氣喘時免疫系統過度活躍的部分。然而,以維他命D治療病患迄今未經測試。

People with asthma can find it hard to breathe when their airways become inflamed, swollen and narrowed. Most people are treated with steroids, but the drugs do not work for all.

有氣喘病的人在氣管發炎、腫脹與收縮時,可能會呼吸困難。多數患者接受類固醇治療,但類固醇並非對每個人都有效。

新聞辭典

soak up:片語,吸收。例句:I tried to soak up most of the spilled milk with a cloth.(我試著拿布把灑出來的牛奶大部分吸乾。)

inflamed:形容詞,發炎的。例句:You should call the doctor if the area around the wound becomes inflamed.(如果傷口附近發炎,你應該要去看醫生。)

swollen:形容詞,腫脹的,動詞為swell。例句:It was obvious she had broken her toe, because it immediately started to swell (up).(很明顯她腳趾破了,因為馬上腫了起來。)