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Correcting vitamin D levels decreases musculoskeletal pain, says new study

Posted on: March 17, 2014   by  Brant Cebulla


A new study published in the European Journal of General Practice suggests that correcting vitamin D levels may help reduce diffuse musculoskeletal pain.

Diffuse musculoskeletal pain (DMS pain) is general pain of the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves and not specific to any one part of the body. Past studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is associated with DMS pain.

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3 Responses to Correcting vitamin D levels decreases musculoskeletal pain, says new study

  1. [email protected]

    The paper is on VitaminDWiki http://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=5119
    Note: The abstract gives Quality of Life in units of nmol/liter, which is incorrect.
    The author has not responded to a request for clarification.

    QoL does look good, however.
    The author’s previous publication of this study, in French, had the following conclusion in the English Abstract
    The correction of vitamin D deficiency resulted in a significant decrease in the level of pain intensity according to
    *verbal rating scale (P=0.034) and the
    *Digital Scale (P<0.001),
    *consumption of analgesics (P=0.002) and
    *discomfort in carrying out activities of daily living following: the shopping, cleaning,
    *walking for more than a kilometer (P<0.001) and
    *dressing (P=0.012)

  2. jeanrowenp

    Can someone clarify if it was Vitamin D2 or D3 that was given at the 200,000 IU level? Thanks.

  3. Brant Cebulla

    jeanrowenp, the researchers did not specify whether they used vitamin D2 or D3.

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