Vitamin D in pregnancy may prevent multiple sclerosis

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Vitamin D in pregnancy may prevent multiple sclerosis

Postby MSUK » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:52 am

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Researchers said Thursday they have found evidence that Vitamin D supplements for pregnant women in the world's colder, darker countries may stave off multiple sclerosis (MS) in their offspring.

The finding adds to a growing body of work showing a link between low Vitamin D levels and the debilitating disease, which sees the immune system attacking the body's own nerve fibers.

Data on more than 150,000 MS patients born in places north of 52 degrees, revealed a heightened risk for those born in April -- a month preceded by a long period without sunlight, said a paper in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Of the total, 13,300 were born in April compared to 11,600 in November -- a lower-risk month after summer in the northern hemisphere, British researchers wrote.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1936
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