dreddk wrote:Johnson, I have wondered this myself. Perhaps something like low maternal vit d affects venomous (sic) development and the immune system
Well, being not an asp nor adder, I'm not sure of the venomous aspect (grin). Maybe scorpion could weigh in on that? (wicked grin)
But seriously; IUo'P reached a consensus on that idea (maternal vitamin D and congenital malformation of the venous system), but as far as I can tell, it is merely (an educated) conjecture- ie: no double-blinded randomized trials, etc. Using that metric, why would May babies be more representative in the "MS" population (I think that it is a valid statistic), with the first three months in utero
being Summer and Fall months (when, ostensibly, there is a store of Vit, D in the fat cells of the mother)?
Then again, I was conceived in March (after the long Canadian winter) in my sun-phobic mother. My brother (no "MS") was a May baby. Perhaps there is a congenital link, but I am not convinced (I realize that my anonymous opinion carries little weight).
My name is not really Johnson. MSed up since 1993