(NaturalPath) A study out of the University of Manchester found that there is a correlation between low amounts of vitamin D and chronic widespread pain. The participants included men aged 40-79 from eight European centers for a longitudinal study of male aging. Many factors were evaluated including lifestyle, health factors, physical characteristics, along with a fasting blood sample.

The results of the study were the 2,313 men that had a mean age of 58.8 years of age were more likely to develop chronic widespread pain after adjusting for age, center, physical performance and a number of comorbidities. Although, after further adjusting for BMI or depression, the association was rendered non-significant.

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raziRazi Berry, Founder and Publisher of Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (ndnr.com) and NaturalPath (thenatpath.com), has spent the last decade as a natural medicine advocate and marketing whiz. She has galvanized and supported the naturopathic community, bringing a higher quality of healthcare to millions of North Americans through her publications. A self-proclaimed health-food junkie and mother of two; she loves all things nature, is obsessed with organic gardening, growing fruit trees (not easy in Phoenix), laughing until she snorts, and homeschooling. She is a little bit crunchy and yes, that is her real name.

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