About 1% of Americans are on glucocorticoids, usually for asthma or autoimmune diseases. These steroids lower inflammation, much like vitamin D, but do so at a cost in that people on glucocorticoids are more susceptible to a host of diseases, including infection and osteoporosis. So looking at vitamin D levels in people on glucocorticoids is important. We have some data from small studies that indicate patients on glucocorticoids have low vitamin D levels but no big population studies exist.
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- Brant Cebulla on RCT: How much vitamin D is needed for optimal bone health?
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- Rebecca Oshiro on RCT: High-dose vitamin D3 safe during pregnancy
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- Rita and Misty on Researchers report mushrooms can provide as much vitamin D as supplements
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