arthritis linked to vitamin D deficiency,
A new study led by a Boston University School
of Public Health (BUSPH) environmental health
expert came up with an unexpected conclusion.
The researchers were investigating why women
living in the northeastern United States are
more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis
(RA) and they suspected they would find an
association with air pollution. Instead,
their research has raised the strong possibility
that RA results from vitamin D deficiency
due to not getting enough exposure to one
of nature's most powerful healers -- sunlight.
arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that
causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss
of function in the joints. Unlike osteoarthritis,
the common arthritis that develops from wear
and tear on joints and usually develops only
as people age, RA can affect the young and
old. The disease can cause enormous suffering
-- it may attack the eyes, mouth and lungs
as well as joints. According to the National
Institutes of Health, there's no known cause
for RA and treatments include steroids and
other drugs that can have serious side effects.
The new research,
which was just published online in the journal
Environmental Health Perspectives, found that
women in states like Vermont, New Hampshire
and southern Maine were more likely to report
being diagnosed with RA.
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