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Is There a Relationship Between Vitamin D and Rheumatoid Arthritis?

U.S. News & World Report—May 12, 2017

In a U.S. News & World Report article, HSS rheumatologist Susan M. Goodman, MD discussed the potential link between vitamin D levels and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) activity.

Dr. Goodman said "while studies have suggested that low vitamin D levels increase the risk of RA, these findings have not been replicated consistently."

"Part of the problem relates to the difficulty in measuring vitamin D intake, which requires careful food questionnaires as well as careful adjustment for sun exposure. Moreover, there are several ways to measure vitamin D levels," she added.

Read the full article at health.usnews.com


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