Vitamin D supps reduce systemic lupus erythematosus flare ups

Australians with systemic lupus erythematosus and low vitamin D have a higher incidence of disease ‘flare-ups’ and increasing their serum vitamin D reduces this activity over time, Melbourne research shows. The data, published in the journal Lupus Science and Medicine, is from a six-year longitudinal study of 119 consecutive SLE patients at the Monash Lupus Clinic, and showed a nearly 28 percent rate of baseline vitamin D deficiency, defined as under 40 nmol/L.

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