Thursday, March 05, 2009

Higher Vitamin D levels lowers the risk of MS‏

Harvard scientists used military personnel to determine vitamin D status and risk of developing multiple sclerosis. They found that as vitamin D levels increased there was a decrease in the risk of developing MS. In fact, the white males who had the highest levels of vitamin D had a 62% decreased risk of developing MS when compared to those who had the lowest level of vitamin D. The researchers concluded that vitamin D may have a protective effect against developing multiple sclerosis.

Source: Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and risk of multiple sclerosis. Munger KL, Levin LI, et al. JAMA. 2006 Dec 20;296(23):2832-8.

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