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Vitamin D Could Provide Psoriasis Relief for Patients
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Mike Walker

March 20, 2018

Sunlight has long been known to aid in reducing the effects of psoriasis in those of us that are
afflicted with the disease. This new study shows that it may go one step further and actually
help by increasing the vitamin D levels in the body.

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New research suggests increasing vitamin
D intake could reduce the symptoms of
chronic inflammatory skin condition
psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a relatively common
condition, affecting an estimated two to
four per cent of the population. It is
characterised by reddened, raised, scaly
patches of skin, which commonly occur
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on the elbows, knees and scalp but can
affect any part of the body. Psoriasis can
develop at any age and tends to be a lifelong condition. For many people, it fluctuates in extent
and severity, and can be challenging to manage despite the array of treatments on offer.
The Massey University study aimed to determine whether vitamin D supplementation improves
psoriasis when compared with those taking placebo capsules. Dr Michelle Ingram, who conducted
the research as part of her PhD in Nutritional Science says, “This study was partly motivated by
observations that some people with psoriasis report a reduction in symptoms during the summer
months, when vitamin D production in the skin is usually at its highest. Vitamin D incorporated
into a cream or ointment is also a relatively effective treatment for psoriasis, yet no one had
looked into whether vitamin D supplementation might be of similar benefit.”
Source: Vitamin D could provide psoriasis relief
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