Newly reported from China: Higher Vitamin D Levels Cut Bowel Resection Risk With IBD

An increased serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) is independently associated with a lower risk for bowel resection with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published online March 25 in the International Journal of Surgery.

Lintao Dan, from the Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in Changsha, China, and colleagues examined the association between serum vitamin D levels and the risk for bowel resection in individuals with IBD. The analysis included 5,474 individuals with IBD followed for a mean 13.1 years.

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