August 24th, 2004

Abelian Grape

Might a walk in the park be better than a chiropractor?

I know a lot of my gothy friends have various backaches and the like... This article at Slate suggests that Vitamin D deficiency may be to blame for such problems in many cases:

[In a study] published in 2003 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers in Minneapolis tested vitamin D levels in patients suffering from chronic, non-specific, musculoskeletal pain: 93 percent of them turned out to be vitamin D deficient -- a condition very likely (though not conclusively) related to their symptoms. And of the East Africans, African Americans, and Hispanics in the study, 100 percent were vitamin D deficient.

I know, correlation isn't causation, but... yowza!

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