Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D Print
Vitamin D has effects on the immune system that could be beneficial for peo- ple with MS. In studies of immune cells, vitamin D shows anti-inflammatory effects. In an animal model of MS, vitamin D supplementation reduced disease severity and vitamin D defi- ciency worsened it. Additionally, a large, ten-year study found that women who took vitamin D supplements were 40% less likely to develop MS. However, since this was not a placebo-controlled study, the decrease in MS risk may have involved many other factors.
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(Both from National MS Society)