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!
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.
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, a neuro-immunomodulator: Implications for neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases.
PMID: 19545951 June 2009
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).
Therefore, vitamin D deficiency may compromise the mucosal barrier, leading to increased susceptibility to mucosal damage and increased risk of IBD.
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: 18237070 Dec 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
[Bone metabolism in patients with newly diagnosed caeliac disease]
PMID: 16670741 April 2006
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