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Multiple Sclerosis decreases as the amount of vitamin D available to the body increases...

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:24pm
Medical News Today
Article Date: 23 Aug 2008 -

Study Highlights Link Between Vitamin D And Multiple Sclerosis

Vitamin D, the principal regulator of calcium in the body, may prevent the production of malignant cells such as breast and prostate cancer cells and protect against specific autoimmune disorders including multiple sclerosis (MS) according to an article by Sylvia Christakos, PhD, of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

In the article, Christakos reports that research shows that the incidence of MS decreases as the amount of vitamin D available to the body increases, either through sunlight exposure or diet. The article notes that MS is "for the most part, unknown in equatorial regions" and that the prevalence of the disease is lower in areas where fish consumption is high. The study is available online in the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry.

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