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Vitamin D Levels and Rheumatoid Arthritis

New research looks into the relationship between vitamin D levels and RA.

New research presented at last week’s 70th American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago suggests that taking in some extra vitamin D could possibly be crucial to alleviating some rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms.

RA is an autoimmune disease that affects a wide cross section of people. The Arthritis Foundation reports that 1.5 million people in the United States have RA, and almost three times as many women have it as men.

The painful disease can cause swollen joints or regular fever and fatigue.

What did the study find?

There is a wide range of treatments depending on the severity of RA symptoms, from nonsteroidal and corticosteroid drugs to surgery, but still, many patients are looking for new ways to find relief.

The potential use of supplements to help diminish symptoms of RA has been a subject of study for some time.

Read on: Vitamin D Levels and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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