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Vitamin D status in CFS/ME

Research abstract: Vitamin D status in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: a cohort study from the North-West of England, by KE Earl, et al in BMJ Open 2017 Nov 8;7(11) OBJECTIVE: Severe vitamin D deficiency is a recognised cause of skeletal muscle … Continue reading

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Vitamin D could boost the immune system

Recent news reports of research claiming vitamin D supplements can boost the immune system as well as the health of bones, has raised questions for how people with ME can obtain enough of this vital nutrient. Get vitamin D from: sunshine, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D supplement advice for people with ME

Following advice from Public Health England that everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, Dr Charles Shepherd of the ME Association comments: “We often flag up the fact that people with ME/CFS, especially those who are … Continue reading

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Vitamin D deficiency may cause MS

Lack of vitamin D may cause multiple sclerosis, study finds, in Guardian, Tuesday 25 August 2015 Researchers say findings may have important public health implications as vitamin supplements are relatively safe and cost-effective. Lack of vitamin D may be a direct cause … Continue reading

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Is there enough sun in Britain for healthy vitamin D levels?

The Guardian reports: Intake should be boosted with supplements, say official health advisors in draft recommendations that could lead to new guidance Public Health England says more than one in five people have low levels of vitamin D, which is … Continue reading

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Vitamin D supplement doesn’t improve CFS/ME symptoms

Research abstract Highlights We randomised 50 patients with CFS/ME to receive six months of intermittent high-dose vitamin D or placebo. Vitamin D did not improve pulse-wave velocity or flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery compared to placebo. Vitamin D did … Continue reading

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Correction of low vitamin D improves fatigue

Abstract Background: Fatigue is a common presenting complaint of patients in the primary care offices. Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with fatigue in cancer patients. Normalization of vitamin D level improves their fatigue. Whether low vitamin D … Continue reading

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