The role of Omega 3 & Vitamin D in warding off autoimmune diseases

A big study in the U.S. has some hopeful news for anyone worried about autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis (Hahn J,, 2022).

Over 25,000 adults took part, with some getting vitamin D, some omega 3s, and some both. After about 5 years, those who took vitamin D had a 22% lower chance of getting an autoimmune disease.

Omega 3s alone reduced the risk 15%, and when combined with vitamin D the reduction was 30%.

So, taking daily vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids could be a simple way to help your body keep autoimmune diseases at bay.

Hahn J, Cook NR, Alexander EK, Friedman S, Walter J, Bubes V, Kotler G, Lee IM, Manson JE, Costenbader KH. Vitamin D and marine omega 3 fatty acid supplementation and incident autoimmune disease: VITAL randomized controlled trial. BMJ. 2022 Jan 26;376:e066452.

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  • Category: News
  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2024-03-15
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