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Vitamin D eases pain in rheumatoid arthritis

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have nerve pain. In this study, doctors measured vitamin D levels in 93 people with RA and found that those whose vitamin D levels fell below 20 nanograms per milliliter of blood (ng/mL) had nearly six times the level of nerve pain as those whose vitamin D levels were at least 30 ng/mL.

Because of the direct link between low vitamin D levels and nerve pain, doctors suggested those with RA have their vitamin D levels checked, and when low, to supplement with vitamin D.

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