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Sjögren’s syndrome: Does vitamin D play a role?

Posted on: October 10, 2013   by  Brant Cebulla

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New research out of the journal Rheumatology International has found that people newly diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome are more likely to be deficient in vitamin D compared to those that suffer similar symptoms but don’t suffer from Sjögren’s syndrome.

Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to an assortment of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (often just called lupus), antiphospholipid syndrome, type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis and systemic sclerosis. The degree to which vitamin D deficiency plays a causative or associative role in these diseases is not well understood at this time.

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