October 1996 Issue
Vitamin D Shines in New Arthritis Study
People with osteoarthritis may benefit from adequate vitamin D in their diet, says research from Boston University. The eight-year study looked at 556 older men and women with osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. Results showed that people with low-to-moderate intakes of vitamin D coupled with low blood levels of the vitamin were three times more likely to experience worsening of osteoarthritis of the knee than people with high intakes and high
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