Vitamin D evaluation in osteoarthritis

Does vitamin D help people with knee osteoarthritis?

What is this study about?

More than half a million people in the UK suffer with knee osteoarthritis and find everyday tasks difficult and painful to do. At the moment there is no cure for this disease, although some drugs do help the symptoms and pain. This study is trying to find out if taking extra vitamin D can help people with knee osteoarthritis, and if it can stop the disease from getting worse.

Type of study

Randomised trial

Contact details

Who is funding the study?

Arthritis Research UK

When is it taking place?

Closed to recruitment and follow-up visits completed. Study results being analysed.

Where is it taking place?

5 hospitals around the UK (Southampton, London - RNOH, Norwich, Manchester, Newcastle).

Who is included?

People over 50 years with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis, and patients without rheumatoid arthritis, cancer or psychiatric disorders.