Two studies link GI disease to low vitamin D levels

10/19/2008 | Yahoo!

Two new studies show patients with gastrointestinal diseases are at risk of becoming deficient in vitamin D. In one study, about half of 504 inflammatory bowel disease patients were found to have low levels of vitamin D and also had increased disease activity and a lower quality of life. The second report found more than 92% of chronic liver patients had low levels of vitamin D -- with one-third being severely deficient.

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