Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D
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)
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Andrea the «Chocoholic Nutritionist» is founder and CEO of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. since 2000. She is an online nutrition course creator, professional speaker and regular guest in the media. Andrea is the recipient of an award by the Dietitians of Canada: The Speaking of Food & Healthy Living Award for Excellence in Consumer Education....Read more