Vitamin D lowers risk of relapse in MS sufferers

Researchers have shown for the first time that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with a lower relapse risk in multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers.

MS is a chronic degenerative and unpredictable condition that randomly attacks the brain and spinal cord. The symptoms of MS vary greatly from person to person.

There is currently no cure, but treatments are available to modify the course of the disease and ease some of the symptoms.

The chief Investigator for the study said there was substantial evidence indicating that increased levels of sun exposure and vitamin D are associated with a lower risk of MS onset, but few factors identifying the causes of the onset of relapses in people already diagnosed with MS were known.

Read more at Annals of Neurology