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Health Alert: Vitamin D may help reduce Fibromyalgia symptoms

Updated: Wednesday, April 30 2014, 04:40 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- A new report has yet another potential benefit of vitamin D.

Vitamin D is known it as the sunshine vitamin.  It takes about 15 minutes of outdoor sunlight to give you the vitamin D you need in a day.  It may help fight pain and boost brain power!  This study found it may work against stomething called Fibromyalgia.

Local 12's medical reporter, Liz Bonis, stopped out at Great American Ball Park to tell you more.  Fibromyalgia is a condition that doesn't have  a cure and it causes pain to be heightened.  This report found in those who have this condition also have lower levels of vitamin D in the blood.  That may make a difference in managing symptoms.
Now vitamin D is in food and the sun, and if you want you can ask your doctor to measure a level in the blood for vitamin D.  This would tell you if you may need supplements.  If you do you may want to take vitamin D-3.

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