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Vitamin D May Help Slow Structural, Functional Decline in Knee OA

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Background: Treatment for osteoarthritis aims to reduce symptoms, improve function, and slow disease progression. Vitamin D can protect against increased bone turnover and cartilage degradation in animal models, but results from epidemiologic studies on the role of vitamin D in the treatment of osteoarthritis have been inconsistent. Objective: To determine if maintaining sufficient serum vitamin D levels in persons with knee osteoarthritis and baseline vitamin D deficiency alters t more...
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