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Gout and Vitamin D

Many reasons to suspect Gout is associated with low vitamin D

  1. Gout is seasonal
    Acute gouty arthritis is seasonal. 1998 The most prevalent season is Spring 32% (when vitamin D levels are the lowest)
  2. Clinical Trials for Gout and Vitamin D
    Study of Vitamin D and Uric Acid Lowering on Kidney and Blood Vessel Function
    Good: 50,000 IU weekly, unfortunately: D2, not D3
  3. Vitamin D reduces Rheumatoid arthritis
  4. Vitamin D reduces pain
  5. Vitamin D reduces Inflammation category listing with 44 items
  6. Higher incidence of gout with age (less vitamin D as you get older)
  7. Increased gout at higher Latitude (Gout and Goutiness a 1899 book
  8. Increased gout with soda pop
    JAMA study from 2010.2 women >2 cans of soda daily 2X more likely to develop gout (Note that soda decreases vitamin D levels)
  9. 2X more Gout if Dark Skin
    WikiPedia gout is twice as likely in African American males as it is in European Americans
  10. Gout and Calcium and vitamin D
    Calcium and Vitamin D. The relationship of gout to calcium and vitamin D is complex.
    Gout is associated with insulin resistance, low vitamin D levels, and inflammation, all of which interfere with muscle synthesis.
    One study has found that patients with gout have lower vitamin D3 levels correlated with higher urate.
  11. Increased gout recently (along with increased numbe of people being vitamin D deficient)- both blacks and whites New Zealand 2009 publication

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See also VitaminDWiki


Many reasons why vitamin D deficiency has become epidemic which includes the following chart
For more information, see wiki page http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1586

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Health Problems and D

  # of studies as of 9/30/14