Autoimmune diseases, Vitamin D, Omega-3 supps

New research has found that ­– two years after the end of a randomized trial that showed a benefit of daily Vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for reducing risk for autoimmune diseases, the beneficial effects of daily Vitamin D appear to wane after the supplement was discontinued, while the protection from Omega-3 lives on for at least two additional years.

The original trial studied the effects of Vitamin D and n-3 supplementation on incident cancer and cardiovascular disease, but also showed that five years of Vitamin D and Omega-3 supplementation was associated with a reduction in risk for confirmed autoimmune diseases of 22% and 18% respectively

Now, investigators Karen H. Costenbader, MD, MPH, of Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues reported that among 21,592 trial participants, who agreed to be followed for an additional two years after discontinuation, the protection against autoimmune diseases from daily Vitamin D was no longer statistically significant, but the benefits of daily Omega-3 remained significant.

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