Vitamin D
The Gluten File

Benefits of proper vitamin D supplementation seem to include most major illnesses, not just cancer and bone disease. Heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, chronic pain, depression, hypertension, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, premenstrual syndrome, muscle weakness, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and various other autoimmune are also implicated by recent research.

Vitamin D Council on Celiac Disease
This is a much more comprehensive list of studies than I have listed below!

Vitamin D Council - Understanding Vitamin D Cholecalciferol

D-Lightful Vitamin D: Bone & Muscle Health and
Prevention of Autoimmune and Chronic Diseases

Presentaton on UCSD.TV... 58 minutes... by Michael Holick, MD

Vitamin D and Diabetes... Can we prevent it?
Presentation on YouTube... 48 minutes... by Frank Garland, PhD, Naval Health Research Center

Vitamin D Prevents Cancer: Is It True?
Presentaion on YouTube...30 minutes... by Carole Baggerly, and Cedric Garland, Dr.P.H., F.A.C.E.

Articles by Dr. Michael Holick

Articles by Dr. Cedric Garland

Articles by Dr. Reinhold Vieth

Vitamin D from Direct-MS 

Scientists Say Sunshine May Prevent Cancer

Mercola - Test Values and Treatment for Vitamin D Deficiency

PubMed Abstracts:

CONCLUSIONS Circulating levels of 25(OH)D in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes vary seasonally and are under the same genetic control as in the general population but are much lower. Three key 25(OH)D metabolism genes show consistent evidence of association with type 1 diabetes risk, indicating a genetic etiological role for vitamin D deficiency in type 1 diabetes.
Inherited Variation in Vitamin D Genes Is Associated With Predisposition to Autoimmune Disease Type 1 Diabetes.
PMID:21441443  March 2011

Vitamin D and musculoskeletal health, cardiovascular disease, autoimmunity and cancer: Recommendations for clinical practice. 
PMID: 20601202
  July 2010

Vitamin D, a neuro-immunomodulator: Implications for neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases.
PMID: 19545951  June 2009

Vitamin D or hormone D deficiency in autoimmune rheumatic diseases, including undifferentiated connective tissue disease.
PMID: 19090978 Dec 2008

A 42-year-old woman presented with inability to walk and marked loss of motor function. She had elevated liver enzymes with a cholestatic pattern. Antimitochondrial antibody M2 band, anti-endomysial antibody, antigliadin IgA and IgM were positive. Histopathologic findings of the liver revealed PBC and duodenal biopsy was consistent with CD. She was also found to have osteomalacia. She showed slow response to gluten-free diet, but accelerated full recovery with vitamin D replacement. CONCLUSION: In PBC patients with subclinical CD and myopathy, vitamin D status can provide a basis for treatment.
Osteomalacic myopathy associated with coexisting coeliac disease and primary biliary cirrhosis.

PMID: 18685287 Aug 2008

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Approximately 65% of the patients with lupus had values less than 80 nmol, which is accepted as the lower limit of vitamin D adequacy. In addition, 20% of the subjects had levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D that were lower than the normal range for the assay (<47.7 nmol/L).

PMID: 18277116  Feb 2008

Therefore, vitamin D deficiency may compromise the mucosal barrier, leading to increased susceptibility to mucosal damage and increased risk of IBD.
PMID: 17962355  Jan 2008

The vitamin D deficiency has been associated pandemic with other serious consequences including increased risk of common cancers, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases and cardiovascular disease. There needs to be a renewed appreciation of the beneficial effect of moderate sunlight for providing all humans with their vitamin D requirement for health.
PMID: 18348443  2008

The associations regarding increased risk of common deadly cancers, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, and cardiovascular disease with living at higher latitudes and being prone to vitamin D deficiency should alert all health care professionals about the importance of vitamin D for overall health and well being.
PMID: 18290718   Dec 2007

As a result of low dietary intake and sun avoidance, low vitamin D status is endemic in Wisconsin. In a convenience sample of postmenopausal Wisconsin residents, 59% had suboptimal D status. Only recently, the medical community has begun to appreciate that low vitamin D status underlies multiple deleterious health consequences including skeletal fragility, muscle weakness, and a potential multitude of non-skeletal morbidities.

PMID: 17426097  June 2007

For all endpoints, the most advantageous serum concentrations of 25(OH)D begin at 75 nmol/L (30 ng/mL), and the best are between 90 and 100 nmol/L (36-40 ng/mL).
Estimation of optimal serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D for multiple health outcomes
PMID:16825677 July 2006

Ultraviolet radiation exposure and risk of malignant lymphomas
PMID: 15687363 Feb 2005 Full text

Sun exposure and mortality from melanoma. 
PMID: 15687362 Feb 2005
Full text

Undiagnosed vitamin D deficiency in the hospitalized patient.

PMID: 15686300 Jan 2005
 Full text

Treatment with vitamin D caused a resolution of body aches and pains and a restoration of normal muscle strength in 4 to 6 weeks. Four patients became fully mobile and had normal 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations, and the fifth also became mobile.
Severe myopathy associated with vitamin D deficiency in western New York

PMID: 10789615 April 2000

[Bone metabolism in patients with newly diagnosed caeliac disease]
PMID: 16670741 April 2006

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