The article below is a study of white women showing the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and vitamin D deficiency. Vit D deficiency is much much higher among black women and black people in general. The common sense conclusion might be that RA is more prevalent among Blacks because we are much more likely to be Vit D deficient due to our darker pigmented skin. The wonders of Vit D never cease. So just make sure you are exposing your skin to lots of sunlight now that summer is here, but always keep in mind that Vit D supplementation is probably an essential part of staying healthy - especially in the darker colder months of the year.
Vitamin D deficiency likely cause of increased rheumatoid arthritis cases among caucasian womenSaturday, June 26, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer