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Vitamin D Intake in Adolescence Not Linked to Later RA or Lupus

January 11, 2013

Could long-term exposure to vitamin D, a natural enhancer of the immune system, ultimately have a negative impact on that system? Specifically, could vitamin D trigger exacerbated autoimmune responses and lead to increased likelihood of adult-onset autoimmune diseases, particularly lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

It doesn’t seem likely, say authors of a study from Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts. They base the conclusion on comparisons of data originally provided in the late 1980s and examined 20 years later.

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Source: The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Vitamin D Intake in Adolescence Not Linked to Later RA or Lupus

January 11, 2013

Could long-term exposure to vitamin D, a natural enhancer of the immune system, ultimately have a negative impact on that system? Specifically, could vitamin D trigger exacerbated autoimmune responses and lead to increased likelihood of adult-onset autoimmune diseases, particularly lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

It doesn’t seem likely, say authors of a study from Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts. They base the conclusion on comparisons of data originally provided in the late 1980s and examined 20 years later.

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Source: The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine


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