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New study finds vitamin D deficiency common among Jamaicans with systemic lupus erythematosus

Posted on: March 31, 2014   by  Brant Cebulla

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Researchers have recently looked into the vitamin D levels of Jamaicans with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Systemic lupus erythematosus, or lupus, is a chronic disease that affects many systems in the body, like the skin, heart, and muscles. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system has a hard time telling the difference between your own healthy cells and foreign things like germs, bacteria, or viruses. This causes your body to attack your healthy tissue, which can cause inflammation and pain.

It is common for people with lupus to have periods of flares, which is when you have worse symptoms, and periods of remission, when the symptoms are better or not there at all.

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3 Responses to New study finds vitamin D deficiency common among Jamaicans with systemic lupus erythematosus

  1. Rita and Misty

    Is it possible that some diseases may actually diminish or deplete vitamin D from our bodies?

  2. Magic

    Rita,

    I just found an article this morning from the WELL section of the NY Times which has garnered the MOST daily comments ….It is on vitamin D. I would like to draw your attention to it……….and to all of the others here that believe like you and I do.

    Unbelievable interest from the readers. So far almost 2000 comments…I rushed to announce my findings. It shows that people are interested and need to find the Vitamin D Council. AND your Facebook!!!

    Magic

  3. Rita and Misty

    Here is the link. πŸ™‚ I hope to have time to respond to it later today. I am easily found for those who desire to seek me out. πŸ™‚ Even when busy, I return all correspondence and/or calls. Sometimes my graciousness might even perhaps add tremendously to the glut of emails we all already receive. Be well. As always, all my best. πŸ˜‰

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/low-vitamin-d-levels-linked-to-disease-in-two-big-studies/

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