Low levels of Vitamin D linked to fibromyalgia

Posted 14 Nov, 2015 [ssba]

Some recent studies are highlighting the importance of the “sunshine vitamin” — Vitamin D — in maintaining overall health, as well as possible links to fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic conditions.

Low levels of serum vitamin D were found in over 1,800 fibromyalgia patients with chronic widespread pain, according to the results of a meta-analysis (a study of studies) published in the journal Pain Physician.

Researchers at National Taiwan University Hospital found a “positive crude association” between chronic widespread pain and hypovitaminosis D, which is caused by poor nutritional intake of Vitamin D, inadequate sunlight exposure or conditions that limit Vitamin D absorption.

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