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Vitamin D and marine omega 3 fatty acid supplementation found to reduce the incident of autoimmune disease.

A recent randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial that followed 25 ,871 participants over 5.5 years evaluating the use of vitamin D and fish oil supplements effect on the incidence of autoimmune diseases.

The diseases included, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatics, autoimmune thyroid disease, psoriasis plus others that were medically confirmed .

The results found that supplementing with 2,000iu of vitamin D daily, reduced the incidence of autoimmune disease by 22%, while 1,000mg of omega 3 fatty acid supplementation with or without vitamin D reduced the incidence by 15%.
Both supplements compared to placebo.

These results are important as to date, safe and effective supplements that reduce the incidence of autoimmune diseases are lacking

BMJ, 26 January 2022

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