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Can Vitamin D Supplementation Improve Hepatitis C Cure Rates (ViaDUCT)

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Last updated:16th Jan 2014

Evidence suggests that vitamin D may be directly or indirectly a co-factor for the efficacy of Hepatitis C virus, (HCV), antiviral therapies. The level of vitamin D necessary for optimum immune function is ill defined and many of those with HCV infection in Scotland are below these levels. Vitamin D is a cheap and safe medication, so its addition to anti-viral therapy should be highly cost-effective even if only a modest increase in SVR was achieved. Given the Scottish HCV epidemic, the world leading government response to it and the nationally low vitamin D levels, Scotland is perfectly placed to answer this question. Therefore the investigators hypothesize that vitamin D supplementation will improve SVR and propose a randomised controlled trial to test this hypothesis. The anticipated end of study date for this study is April 2015

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Study start date 2014-01-16

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