Category Archives: Vitamin D

Vitamin D Supplements May Not Benefit Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Genevra Pittman writing in Reuters reported that, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, daily vitamin D supplements may not relieve knee pain or slow cartilage loss in individuals with osteoarthritis. Michael Smith in MedPage Today added that the “trial contradicts observational studies that had suggested higher levels of vitamin D might slow the progression of the disease…reported” the researchers.osteoarthritis-knee-2

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Vitamin D- The antidote for aches and pains from breast cancer treatment?

Kate O’Rourke writing in Pain Medicine News  reported on a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  Researchers stated, “High-dose vitamin D is effective at combating joint pain, a common side effect of aromatase pink-ribbon-breast-cancer-awarenesstherapy used to treat breast cancer.

The lead researcher Dr. Qamat Khan at the University of Kansas Medical Center stated, “50% of breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors report musculoskeletal pain.”arimidex

While the exact mechanism remains unknown, ” estrogen deprivation may play a role.”

In addition to pain relief, patients also reported an improvement in fatigue with the vitamin D therapy.vitamin-d-capsules

This news is important since so many patients suffer from this syndrome.

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