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Low Vitamin D Linked With Worse Lupus

Posted January 31, 2014

Low levels of vitamin D among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were associated with greater disease activity and an increased likelihood of cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure and elevated lipids, a large cohort study found.

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Lupus can strike anyone: Natural interventions may help

Posted December 30, 2013

Lupus hits millions of people worldwide and can be a very difficult disease to live with. Young women at the prime of their lives are most often hit with this illness. News that the young and popular pop star, Selena Gomez, who started out her career as a child Disney star, has been diagnosed with lupus, should alert us to the need for more aggressive research into how to prevent and treat lupus, since clearly lupus can hit anyone.

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Vitamin D Benefits Lupus Patients

Posted January 18, 2013

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes one’s immune system to attack healthy tissue. Lupus patients on traditional therapies often take corticosteroids and anti-inflammation drugs to relieve symptoms, but the condition has no cure. A group of researchers from the University of Alexandria believe, however, that one’s vitamin D status may have something to do with the disease’s treatment.

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Beat systemic lupus naturally

Posted October 31, 2012

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that is known to inflame and damage the heart, lungs, brain, joints, blood vessels, skin and kidneys among other things. Typical medical treatments for lupus include corticosteroids that suppress the immune system and have major side effects.

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Vitamin D supplements may benefit lupus patients

Posted October 17, 2012

A new clinical study published in BioMedCentral’s open access journal Arthritis Research and Therapy provides preliminary evidence that vitamin D supplementation could be considered an immunomodulatory agent for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a debilitating autoimmune disease characterized not only by skin, joint, neurological and renal symptoms, but also by inflammation of tissue linings in the body.

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Study reveals potential of manganese in neutralizing deadly Shiga toxin

Posted April 30, 2012

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have discovered that an element commonly found in nature might provide a way to neutralize the potentially lethal effects of a compound known as Shiga toxin. New results published in the Jan. 20 issue of Science by Carnegie Mellon biologists Adam Linstedt and Somshuvra Mukhopadhyay show that manganese completely protects against Shiga toxicosis in animal models.

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