ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

SURVEY: Cognitive Impairment II

Top 3 Nutrients to Detox the Liver and Soothe Digestion

Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

Study bodes well for low-carb eaters

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

Potential of Quercetin in the Treatment of Melanoma

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

 
Print Page
Email Article

Vitamin D supplementation improves response to antiviral treatment for recurrent hepatitis C – Source: Transplant International, Jul 22, 2010

  [ 27 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By D Bitetto, P Toniutto, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • July 28, 2010


Summary: In immune-competent patients, higher vitamin D levels predicted sustained viral response (SVR) following interferon (INF) and ribavirin therapy for chronic hepatitis C.

This study aimed to verify the influence of vitamin D serum levels and/or vitamin D3 supplementation in predicting SVR rates for recurrent hepatitis C (RHC).

Forty-two consecutive patients were treated for RHC with combination therapy with INF-alpha and ribavirin for 48 weeks.

Vitamin D serum levels were measured in all patients before antiviral therapy. In 15 patients oral vitamin D3 supplementation was administered to avoid further bone loss. Sustained viral response (SVR) was observed in 13 patients; it was achieved in 1/10 severely vitamin D deficient (10 and 20 ng/ml) 25-OH vitamin D serum levels (P < 0.05).

Cholecalciferol supplementation, in the presence of a normal or near normal baseline vitamin D concentration, (improvement of chi-square P < 0.05, odds ratio 2.22) and possessing a genotype other than 1 (improvement of chi-square P < 0.05, odds ratio 3.383) were the only variables independently associated to sustained viral response (SVR).

In conclusion, vitamin D deficiency predicts an unfavorable response to antiviral treatment of RHC. Vitamin D3 supplementation improves the probability of achieving a sustained viral response (SVR) following antiviral treatment.

Source: Transplant International, Jul 22, 2010. PMID: 20649944, by Bitetto D, Fabris C, Fornasiere E, Pipan C, Fumolo E, Cussigh A, Bignulin S, Cmet S, Fontanini E, Falleti E, Martinella R, Pirisi M, Toniutto P. Medical Liver Transplantation Unit, Internal Medicine, University of Udine, Udine, Italy. [E-mail: pierluigi.toniutto@uniud.it]





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vitamin D3 1000 IU


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 1000 IU Vitamin D3 1000 IU
Crucial nutrient for strong bones, heart and immune health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vitamin D3 5000 IU
Give Your Body a Boost With the Sunshine Vitamin

Natural Remedies

Studies Show that Magnesium L-threonate Improves Brain Plasticity, Leading to Direct and Significant Improvements in Memory, Learning, and Cognition.3 Studies Show that Magnesium L-threonate Improves Brain Plasticity, Leading to Direct and Significant Improvements in Memory, Learning, and Cognition.3
Physically and Mentally Exhausted? How to Restore Energy at Its Source Physically and Mentally Exhausted? How to Restore Energy at Its Source
The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol
Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss
Enhance Eyelashes Naturally Enhance Eyelashes Naturally

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map