Crohn’s Disease & Vitamin D

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Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder, a category of illness that is quite difficult to treat and manage.  More and more research is being done to find out what all the factors are involved and what action can be taken now to support people with the condition.

A new study looked at patients with Crohn’s and vitamin D levels.  They then supplemented them over 24 weeks with enough vitamin D until they reached a blood level of 40ng/ml.  

At the end of the 24 weeks, quality of life scores and Crohn’s disease activity index scores improved as vitamin D levels were optimized.  Vitamin D is being found to be involved in many health conditions.

Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2013

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