RA linked to low vitamin D

RA linked to low vitamin D

Sam Worrad

Rheumatoid arthritis patients are twice as likely to suffer from vitamin D deficiency compared with the general population, according to new Australian-led research.

Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was 65% in RA patients compared to 32% in matched controls, the study of over 200 RA patients and controls showed.

RA patients lacking in vitamin D were more likely to experience pain, swollen joints, tender joints