April 16, 2013

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1 Low Vitamin D Linked to Uterine Fibroids

Women with low levels of vitamin D were more likely to develop uterine fibroids, finds a study of 1,036 women, ages, 35-49, from the National Institutes of Health. NIH researcher Donna Baird, Ph.D., with collaborators from The George Washington U, used ultrasound to screen participants for fibroids. Blood samples were used to measure vitamin D and participants completed a questionnaire on sun exposure. Those who spent an hour outside per day were 40% less likely to have fibroids. The findings are consistent with other studies but additional research on more women is needed, noted Baird. "It would be wonderful if something as simple and inexpensive as getting some natural sunshine on their skin each day could help women reduce their chance of getting fibroids," she said.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Low Vitamin D Linked to Headaches

Tags: National Institutes of Health, The George Washington University, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamin D and Uterine Fibroids, Donna Baird, Uterine Fibroids

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