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Vitamin D deficiency linked to metabolic changes in patients with lupus – study – EurekAlert

Patients with lupus are more likely to have metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance – both factors linked to heart disease – if they have lower vitamin D levels,…

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Patients with lupus are more likely to have metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance – both factors linked to heart disease – if they have lower vitamin D levels, a new study reveals.
Researchers believe that boosting vitamin D levels may improve control of these cardiovascular risk factors, as well as improving long-term outcomes for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Given that photosensitivity is a key feature of SLE, the scientists say that a combination of avoiding the sun,…

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