Vitamin D, omega-3 supplements reduced risk for incident autoimmune disease

Vitamin D, omega-3 supplements reduced risk for incident autoimmune disease

The use of vitamin D3 or omega-3 fatty acid supplements over a 5-year period may reduce the incidence of autoimmune disease in older adults by 25% to 30%, according to data presented at ACR Convergence 2021.“In past ecologic observations, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and type 2 diabetes have been shown to be more prevalent at northern latitudes, where circulating vitamin D levels are lower,” Karen Costenbader, MD, MPH, director of the Lupus Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, told attendees at the virtual meeting. “Both high plasma 25-OH vitamin D andRead More

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