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Studies show vitamin d can help reduce symptoms of chrons disease. newer ones claim deficient people may have longer lifes. is their truth to either?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Media science: The cmaj study was of very old folks and found a correlation that is almost certainly the result of some variable other than vitamin d intake (likely a variant in metabolism.) severe crohn's interferes with vitamin d absorption, likely explaining the effect. The media distort this stuff into "news" and this confuses everybody. If you have crohn's or not, consider a vitamin d supplement.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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Exactly. This is paparazzi science. I'm sorry it troubled you.
May 28, 2014

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