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Vitamin D intake in patients with multiple myeloma…

Posted Mar 06 2012 1:29pm

A blog reader (thanks, Ron!) gave me an interesting bit of news this morning, but I had to leave for work and didn’t have time to share it with you. Now that I’m back home again, here goes…

First, though, I’d like to thank my friend “Sherlock.” Shortly after we met (via my blog…a great way to meet great people, btw! :) ), she insisted that I have my vitamin D levels checked, which turned out to be verrrrrry low. Thanks to her, I went to see an endocrinologist and began taking a vitamin D supplement. Boyohboy, based on everything I keep reading about vitamin D, am I glad that I listened to Sherlock. Sooooo incredibly glad! I take my vitamin D drops every morning…

But let me get back to what Ron sent me this morning. It’s an abstract on the importance of vitamin D especially for IgG kappa folks (what’s that all about? I guess we’ll have to wait for the full study to be published…uff), and it’s going to be presented at a conference next month in Dijon, France:

Discussion: Vitamin D could be considered as an effective prognostic factor and treatment of MM, especially in patients with monoclonal IgG kappa immunoglobulin.

Okay, it’s getting late over here. Almost time for dinner…Soooo, ciao for now! :)

P.S. I began writing about vitamin D in 2009 (perhaps even earlier). Click here if you’d like to read some of what I have collected throughout the years on vit D, including the 2009 Mayo vit D-myeloma study, which showed that MM patients with low vitamin D levels have poorer outcomes:  Hey, if you haven’t done so already, please have your “D” levels checked! 

Written by Margaret

March 6th, 2012 at 11:29 am

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