Gastroenterology

Vitamin D does not prevent Crohn’s recurrence after resection






SAN DIEGO — High-dose vitamin D treatment did not help reduce incidence of postoperative recurrence in patients with Crohn’s disease, according to data presented at Digestive Disease Week.
“Vitamin D deficiency is common in Crohn’s disease and [vitamin D] has potent anti-inflammatory effects,” Marjolijn Duijvestein, PhD, of Amsterdam UMC in The Netherlands, said in her presentation. “When you add vitamin D to T cells, you actually see a decrease of pro-inflammatory cytokines and an increase of anti-inflammatory cytokines.”
Researchers conducted a

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