Vitamin D may help Fibromyalgia Sufferers

One of the benefits of taking Vitamin D supplements in women over 50, is maintaining healthy bone density. A recent study conducted on 30 women who suffer from Fibromyalgia Syndrome suggest that women with FMS (Fibromaylgia Syndrome) may also benefit from Vitamin D monitoring and supplementation. Low Vitamin D levels (calcifidiol) were defined as levels less than 32 ng/ml). Half of the women with FMS were given Vitamin D for 24 weeks. The other group with FMS was given a placebo. After stopping taking Vitamin D supplements, a significant decrease in the level of perceived pain was reported by the treatment group. They described marked improvement on a scale of physical role functioning, while the placebo group reported no change.

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