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Researchers Suggest That Vitamin D May Protect the Brain in People at Risk for Developing MS

November 18, 2015

Researchers funded by the National MS Society are reporting a possible connection between higher vitamin D levels in the blood and preservation of brain volume, in a small study of 65 people with clinically isolated syndrome, a condition that often leads to MS. These findings, if confirmed, add to increasing evidence of a role for vitamin D in MS.

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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