There are the usual discrepancies in the statements as the Professor said “This is a particular problem within the UK population where almost everyone is going to have vitamin D deficiency, but it’s a particular concern for people with inflammatory diseases,”
"The Department of Health has said the vast majority of people in the UK get the vitamin D they need through a healthy diet and sun exposure. Foods naturally high in vitamin D include, eggs, salmon and sardines.
which we know is not true.
"DoH expert advisers want the recommended daily intake to increase from three micrograms to 10 micrograms to protect against bone and muscle conditions. They also say supplements may be necessary for certain groups of people and everyone should consider taking them in the winter months.
Hewison said the levels of vitamin D needed to prevent inflammatory diseases may need to be higher; and the paper, published in the Journal of Autoimmunity on Tuesday, suggests it will certainly need to be so for people who have rheumatoid arthritis.""
It will be interesting if they find that the inflamed cells in PMR/GCA and other autoimmune disorders also do not respond to vit D normally.