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Gout, cholera, scarlet fever, TB all increasing in the UK (low vitamin D) – Feb 2019

The Victorian diseases putting people in Merseyside in hospital

  • “… 315 occasions in 2017/18 on which people were treated as inpatients in hospitals in the area for one of 13 Victorian diseases - up from 254 the previous year.

The 13 'Victorian' diseases

  • Gout
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malnutrition
  • Whooping cough
  • Measles
  • Scurvy
  • Typhoid
  • Scarlet fever
  • Diphtheria
  • Mumps
  • Rickets
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Cholera
    “More than half (165) of the finished admission episodes covered by the Merseyside Area Team were for gout….”
    “A further 60 were for scarlet fever, while malnutrition specifically saw 25 admissions, and measles saw 15.”

Gout and Vitamin D has the following summary

  • Gut problems result in reduced absorption of Vitamin D, Magnesium, etc.
  • Celiac disease has a strong genetic component.
    • Most, but not all, people with celiac disease have a gene variant.
    • An adequate level vitamin D seems to decrease the probability of getting celiac disease.
    • Celiac disease causes poor absorption of nutrients such as vitamin D.
    • Bringing the blood level of vitamin D back to normal in patients with celiac disease decreases symptoms.
    • The prevalence of celiac disease, not just its diagnosis, has increased 4X in the past 30 years, similar to the increase in Vitamin D deficiency.
  • Review in Nov 2013 found that Vitamin D helped
  • Many intervention clinical trials for vitamin D to prevent or treat Gut problems (93 trials listed as of Jan 2017)
  • All items in category gut and vitamin D 131 items

Items in both categories TB and Meta-analysis are listed here:

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