A recent study published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found that Vitamin D supplements did not help individuals with osteoarthritis. In a two year study on patients with painful knee osteoarthritis, researchers at Tuft’s University divided 146 participants into two groups, one receiving serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D supplements daily and a placebo group. At the end of two years, the Vitamin D supplementation group had no improvement in pain or improvement in function as compared to the placebo group.
Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Progression of Knee Pain and Cartilage Volume Loss in Patients With Symptomatic Osteoarthritis JAMA, January 9, 2013, Vol 309, No. 2
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