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Vitamin D, Fish oil Supplements can Counteract Autoimmune Disease

Researchers announced findings that vitamin D and fish oil supplements two widely available and cheap treatments that can help to treat the wide illness category of Autoimmune disorders The study was published in the journal BMJ.

The study claimed that “vitamin D supplementation for five years that reduced Autoimmune disease by 22%,” while omega 3 fatty acid supplements “reduced the disease rate by 15%.” The researchers, based in a variety of institutions out of Boston, Mass., noted that diseases, characterized by an inflammatory Autoimmune response to self-tissues, are the third leading cause of morbidity in the industrialized world and a leading cause of mortality among women.”

Those diseases are chronic conditions with increasing prevalence with age and major societal and economic burdens due to a lack of effective treatments. The paper said that vitamin D had already been inconsistently associated with reduced risk of several Autoimmune diseases in some cases, while omega 3 fatty acids reportedly decrease systemic inflammation and ameliorate symptoms in some Autoimmune diseases.

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