Innovación, Investigación y SaludFeb. 8, 2022
Estudio: La ingesta diaria de Vitamina D y omega 3 ayudan a prevenir la artritis y psoriasis
A randomized, placebo-controlled study of 25,000 older adults found those who took vitamin D, or vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, had a significantly lower rate of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis compared with people who took a placebo. The study was part of the larger, nationwide VITAL trial, and the findings were published January 26 in the BMJ.
“It is exciting to have these new and positive results for nontoxic vitamins and supplements preventing potentially highly morbid diseases,” said the study’s senior author, Karen Costenbader, MD, MPH, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the director of the lupus program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both in Boston, in a news release.
“This is the first direct evidence we have that daily supplementation may reduce autoimmune disease incidence, and what looks like a more pronounced effect after two years of supplementation for vitamin D,” said Dr. Costenbader.
BMJ Journal/January 26, 2022