More Vitamin D

I have to admit that I’m probably one of those people who jumped on the vitamin D bandwagon early. Having measured quite a few serum vitamin D levels on patients in the last 6-12 months, I’ve been surprised at just how many are deficient. No, I don’t think that vitamin D is the cure-all for everything, but it sounds like randomized studies looking at effects of vitamin D on various disease are in the works. I heard someone say recently, “throw ‘vitamin D’ into a research idea and you’ll get published.” However, the studies so far have been primarily observational. I previously wrote about vitamin D here. I just finished reading an NPR story called “Are We Overselling the Sunshine Vitamin?”  Also interesting. Since the patients I see have arthritic and/or autoimmune conditions, I will continue to recommend appropriate screening and supplementation and await the new guidelines.

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One response to “More Vitamin D

  1. I’m on it! I’ve been tossing down Vitamin D pills each day, per your recommendation.

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