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The study involved data from 72,719 women aged 40-
Over a 22-
One major weakness in the study was that the Vitamin D levels were estimated based on a model only validated for men.
The conclusion of this study is a strengthening of the idea of using Vitamin D supplementation in the treatment of sufferers of Crohn’s Disease and screening for Vitamin D levels in those genetically predisposed to the condition.
Following on from this – if you are a female Crohn’s sufferer or if you have close relatives suffering from the disease it may be worthwhile to ask your GP to check you serum Vitamin D level. Unfortunately is neither a cheap nor a routine blood test so don’t expect the test to be agreed to unless there is a real chance of it being of value.
Virtually all the body’s vitamin D is synthesised through exposure to the sun. There are hardly any worthwhile dietary sources of vitamin D so supplementation is generally the only way to get the levels up.
We stock Vitamin D for you to purchase.
More information on Vitamin D can be found at http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Vitamin-