Dr. Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., M.D.
Dr. Michael F. Holick

Arthritis and Vitamin D

Posted by admin on November 27, 2008 under Arthritis, Vitamin D | 17 Comments to Read

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Recent studies have revealed that women who ingest more than 400 IU of vitamin D a day reduce their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by as much as 42%.

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis.  

Merlino LA, Curtis J, Mikuls TR, Cerhan JR, Criswell LA, and Saag KG.  Vitamin D intake is inversely associated with rheumatoid arthritis.  Arthritis & Rheumatism  2004; 50(1):72-77.