Low vitamin D levels may exacerbate symptoms of SLE

Data presented at the Australian Rheumatology Association’s annual scientific meeting in Canberra last week showed that SLE patients face a catch-22 when it comes to managing their condition, as sun avoidance is usually recommended.

Researchers collected data on vitamin D status and disease activity among 119 patients at the Monash Lupus Clinic, finding that high disease activity was 60% more likely in patients with vitamin D deficiency.

“Although it’s too soon to draw