Click here to read the Study Abstract...
Here is the important part of the Abstract:
During this inflammatory challenge (injury/surgery), the peak isometric force increases after surgery were significantly lower in those with plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations <30 ng/mL compared with those with concentrations ≥30 ng/mL. The authors conclude that low vitamin D appears to hinder strength recovery after anterior cruciate ligament surgery and during inflammatory insult.
This study does not prove that having a good Vitamin D level promotes healing, but it sure does seem to suggest it. Supplementing Vitamin D in yourself or a loved one about to undergo any type of surgery, or after an injury, sounds like a very cheap and safe way to protect and heal tissue, with virtually no down-side.
A simple blood test can reveal your current Vitamin D level. Has anyone had problems getting their Doc to order the test? Do you know your Vitamin D level?
Oh, and for two weeks before and after surgery, DON'T SMOKE! Sorry, had to throw that one in there.
Just a thought...