Vitamin D Can Prevent Inflammatory Diseases Such as Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new study from the United Kingdom, published in the Journal of Autoimmunity, finds that vitamin D may prevent inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. This vitamin strengthens the immune system helping prevent the body from attacking healthy cells and causing autoimmune conditions of this kind.rheumatoid arthritis

For the study, a team of researchers analyzed blood samples and joint fluid samples from rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Study author Dr. Louisa Jeffery from the University of Birmingham says: “Our research indicated that maintaining sufficient vitamin D may help to prevent the onset of an inflammatory disease like rheumatoid arthritis.”