We’re hearing about vitamin D everywhere these days. What’s the scoop as it relates to opioids?
Well, let’s start with what we do know—as humans, we can’t make vitamin D. We need sunlight for that.
What we don’t know conclusively are the full implications vitamin D has on a variety of things, such as COVID-19, depression, wound healing, and more.
But back to the topic of opioids, Massachusetts General Hospital did a recent study on vitamin D and opioids, specifically vitamin D deficiency as it relates to the craving for and effects of opioids.
In this episode of Medical History Mysteries, Dr. Tom Viola and I will discuss the results of the study, dental prescribing of opioids, vitamin D screening in the dental practice, and more.
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