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Low Levels of Vitamin D Are Seen With Increased Lupus Disease Activity

Posted Dec 02 2010 11:30am
From our latest Research Update Newsletter:
Low levels of vitamin D are associated with autoimmune illnesses, especially lupus. Vitamin D is activated by a chemical reaction made possible by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet B rays. Since people with lupus may need to avoid sun exposure, this can increase the risk for vitamin D insufficiency. The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between levels of vitamin D in the blood and lupus disease activity.

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