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Vitamin D form for liver fibrosis

This article says that calcipotriol cures liver fibrosis in mice:
http://www.salk.edu/news/pressrelease_details.php?press_id=612

Please let me know if only this form of vitamin D is effective, or any will do.

Thank you very much.
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317787 tn?1473358451
COMMUNITY LEADER
Hi there is an article about the benefits of taking Vitamin D3. I am trying to find it for you
MikeSimon posted it a while back but I am not sure which forum :)

At the same time my keyboard is typing junk, hard to type, I will keep looking

You can go up to the top of tge pahe, click gn maonifying glass icon and search.  For the latest news type the year 2013

Good luck
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317787 tn?1473358451
COMMUNITY LEADER
Hi I have not been able to find the latest article, but I found this one.  I will keep searching. I may have looked on the wrong forum

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/Vitamin-D-Has-Benefits-in-Chronic-HCV-Infection/show/1096026
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Dee1956,

the article I mentioned says that calcipotriol stops fibrotic response of liver no matter if it was caused by a virus or chemical.

My liver is damaged by chemical.
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317787 tn?1473358451
COMMUNITY LEADER
Hi I have looked this up, been unable to find about this but here is what I found so far other than its use as a skin cream and that it is a derivative of Vitamin D.  I will keep looking

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcipotriol
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317787 tn?1473358451
COMMUNITY LEADER
Hi sorry I have not been much help I was trying to show that Vitamin D has
been shown to help people with liver problems.  In fact I have read that people with liver disorders are often  deficient in vitamin D

I did find something from NIH, I hope this will help

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682335.html
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