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Vitamin D And Sun Exposure Seem To Lower Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis

February 7, 2011: 09:48 AM EST

Researchers in Australia have found that people with higher levels of vitamin D from any source and who have had greater exposure to the sun are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis. The study compared people who have shown the first symptoms – a “first event” – of MS, but haven’t yet been diagnosed, with people who have never shown symptoms. Researchers took into account time spent in the sun, skin damage from the sun and vitamin D levels from the sun, as well as from diet and supplements. The risk of having a first event of MS dropped with greater sun exposure, greater sun-damaged skin and higher levels of vitamin D.

Robyn Lucas, et al., "Sun exposure and vitamin D are independent risk factors for CNS demyelination", Neurology, February 07, 2011, © AAN Enterprises, Inc.
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