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More exposure to sun may reduce chances of multiple sclerosi

Postby scorpion » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:45 pm

The more studies they publish showing a link between Vitamin D levels and MS the more it seems like their is a direct correlation....

http://www.ptinews.com/news/380663_More ... -sclerosis
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Postby Just_Me » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:26 pm

I've lived in So California & Arizona my whole life. I spent hours getting sunburned on the beach in highschool.

Somehow I don't think I am suffering from a lack of sun exposure.
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Not enough sun? Me?

Postby Boopieup » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:37 pm

I too have spent my whole life, until the MS symptoms threw me on the bed, under the sun outdoors in a pasture or on a horse outside. I constantly got sunburned or tanned despite my parents' constant nagging and attempts to smear sunscreen on me. This theory would make sense if my body was not absorbing the D it produced from the sun. That's the thing. These studies say "may", "could" and "reduce." Those words don't hold water in my book. Like...the kinda-sorta theory. Just someone's idea. Fact is, I spent my life in the sun and I have a DX of MS. How do they explain that? When are they testing these subjects for D anyway? If you have MS and can barely even get out of the house to get some sun, of course you're gonna be low in D.
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Re: More exposure to sun may reduce chances of multiple scle

Postby Wendigo » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:11 am

scorpion wrote:The more studies they publish showing a link between Vitamin D levels and MS the more it seems like their is a direct correlation....

http://www.ptinews.com/news/380663_More ... -sclerosis


I am a southern California native, raised on vitamin D fortified milk served with meals, spent forever in swimming pools and beaches, still do gardening outside as I am able, and now that it has cooled off play "lizard" for about 20 minutes each day. I don't think it makes any difference - baking in the warm sunshine is just a simple pleasure.
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Postby Thomas » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:39 am

The auto immune disease affects the central nervous system and occurs more often in regions furthest from the equator.


So it is autoimmune? 8)
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Postby cheerleader » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:27 pm

Thomas wrote:
The auto immune disease affects the central nervous system and occurs more often in regions furthest from the equator.


So it is autoimmune? 8)


Thomas...maybe, but another angle: Dr. Zamboni and the JNI team are now looking at low vitamin D levels as an "endothelial disrupter" -meaning a lack of this hormone exacerbates stenosis and reflux in the blood vessels. I wrote about this research in my endothelial health paper last year (see regimens) before the Zamboni research came out. I've been following the vascular/BBB linkage for awhile, and low vitamin D is an issue. We've also discussed how vitamin D relieves hypoxic injury in the brain.
Vitamin D's affect is more than immune system related.
My hubby's a Californian guy with basal cells to prove it...but he was born with closed jugular veins and suffered hypoxic injury to his brain-

FYI on other recent MS research "in the news"
- smoking depletes the immune system, yet it's been found to be bad for MS and causes MS progression. Smoking is an endothelial disrupter.
-obesity in young girls= bad eating habits (saturated fats and too much sugar) these are also endothelial disrupters.
-EBV, Lyme and CpN are also endothelial disrupters...just sayin'
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Postby oreo » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:53 pm

A scientist I may not be, but I believe that the Vit. D link is more an issue for the offspring (MS patients) of women who were Vit. D deficient during their pregnancy, than for the sun worshiping patient.
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Postby Thomas » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:41 pm

Thanks for the information cheerleader :D I admire Zamboni and people like yourself who are able to think outside the box. It´s badly needed imo.
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Postby Smitha » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:01 am

I am from a tropical country, India - no lack of sun there...(though it is true MS is practically unheard of in India)
And now I live in Texas - no lack of sun here..

Is this study considering people like me who have moved to different places?
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Postby cheerleader » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:17 am

Smitha wrote:Is this study considering people like me who have moved to different places?


The study on endothelial disrupters is part of the CTEVD study at Jacobs Neurological Institute in Buffalo, NY. Info on their site-
http://www.bnac.net/?page_id=496
Smitha, are you Caucasian or are your parents?
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