Vitamin D studied for knee pain - - Jackson, MS

Vitamin D studied for knee pain

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Despite some promising earlier research a new study finds Vitamin D supplements do not ease painful knees.

Researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston followed more than one hundred patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Some were given a daily 2000-international unit dose of Vitamin D. Others were given a placebo.

After two years, there were no significant differences in knee pain or loss of cartilage associated with osteoarthritis.

This study is published in the January 9 issue of JAMA.

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