Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency/Deficiency in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Associations with Disease Severity and Activity

Another interesting article about vitamin D deficiency and rheumatic disease can be found on: http://www.jrheum.org/content/38/1/53.abstract

Thanks Lala, seems that the news is being taken a bit more seriously by the "official" medical literature.  Only how many more years will it take to realize what an appropriate level of supplementation really is?  Guess we should appreciate that the progressive response to the scientific research is finally filtering into those who actually make recommendations and give care to people.    Louise
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It never ceases to amaze me when I read these studies.   Of course.... low Vit D, means a less than optimal immune function, which creates an oportunistic environment for pathogens, causing all sorts of problems, including inflammation of the joints!

Vit D deficiency does not (IMO)  in and of itself cause RA problems... it's what our body is harboring and the decreased immunity allows to take over.  Yes, they are not saying it "causes" RA, but rather correlates.... most reading, though, will think otherwise. 

I really don't understand why they don't take it to the "germ" level.....  I guess ABX and germs are too simplistic.

 

 

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Totally agree Jeanne.   Seems very odd...

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