P2254 Data From Outer Space: The Association of Ultraviolet Light and Crohn’s Disease

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    *EMBARGOED All research presented at the 2018 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course is strictly embargoed until Monday, October 8, 2018, at 8:00 am EDT.


    Faris El-Khider, MD, MS

    Faris El-Khider, MD, MS

    P2254 Data From Outer Space: The Association of Ultraviolet Light and Crohn’s Disease

    Author Insight from Faris El-Khider, MD, MS, Cleveland Clinic

    What’s new here and important for clinicians?

    The relationship between vitamin D and Crohn’s disease is well-established. Using weather data from NASA and NOAA, we studied the relationship between UV light exposure, which has a big influence on vitamin D metabolism, and hospital admissions for Crohn’s disease over a period of 10 years.

    What do patients need to know?

    Maintenance of optimum vitamin D levels in the blood is important to Crohn’s disease patients.

     

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    Author Contact
    Faris El-Khider, MD, MS, Cleveland Clinic
    elkhidf@ccf.org


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