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One ailment that affects many people as they age is rheumatoid arthritis, also known simply as RA.  New research has shown there is a relationship between RA and vitamin D.

Researchers looked at over 300 people with RA and measured their vitamin D levels.  Those with very low serum level of vitamin D had significantly higher Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28), a measurement of disease severity.

As we here at Sundrops have written about before and you may have heard from other sources, the number of things that vitamin D has been linked to is only growing.

Many of us don’t spend enough time in the sun to make sufficient amounts.  It’s something worth discussing with your doctor and having your levels checked.

Clin Rheumatol. 2013 Jan 15
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