The vitamin D status in ankylosing spondylitis in relation to intestinal inflammation, disease activity, and bone health: a cross-sectional study

@article{Klingberg2016TheVD,
  title={The vitamin D status in ankylosing spondylitis in relation to intestinal inflammation, disease activity, and bone health: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Eva Klingberg and G{\"o}ran Oler{\"o}d and Ola Hammarsten and Helena Forsblad-d’Elia},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2016},
  volume={27},
  pages={2027-2033}
}
We assessed the vitamin D status in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients and healthy controls in the late winter when no vitamin D is produced by the sunlight. The vitamin D status was often poor, but not lower in AS and not associated with disease activity or signs of gut inflammation. The aims of the study were to investigate the vitamin D levels attained mainly by dietary intake in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in comparison with healthy controls and in relation to gut inflammation, measured… CONTINUE READING