At the same time, such studies would be difficult because there are so many confounding variables that can affect disease, Dr. Kaplan says.
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It would also be valuable to see research that correlates vitamin D levels with an increase or decrease in falls within the rheumatology population, Dr. Russell says.
There are some vitamin analogues under research that may exert the immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D while dissociating it from its effects on calcium metabolism, Dr. Efthimiou says.
Vanessa Caceres is a medical writer in Bradenton, Fla.