Vitamin D may improve quality of life of people with fibromyalgia

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vitamin D, fibromyalgia, depression, arthritis research, arthritis digestPeople with fibromyalgia should consider taking vitamin D supplements in the light of new research published in The Eurasian Journal of Medicine.

A total of 70 people with fibromyalgia and 65 healthy people were included in the study. Their levels of vitamin D were recorded and vitamin D supplements were given to people who were found to be deficient or inadequate.

Before and after vitamin D therapy, the volunteers completed a number of questionnaires.

Vitamin D deficiencies and inadequacies were found in 60% of the volunteers.

In people with low and normal levels of vitamin D, no difference was found in their scores. But for those who had vitamin D replacement there were improvements in measures of quality of life and depression.

“Vitamin D deficiency seems to be linked to the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia,” the research group says. “Vitamin D supplementation may improve the quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.”

Click here to read the original research.

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