New Study Reports Evidence that Vitamin D Plays a Role in Myelin Repair
December 14, 2015
Researchers at the University of Cambridge report that a molecule activated by vitamin D pairs with a protein involved in the repair of nerve-insulating myelin, which is damaged in MS. This pairing increases the development of cells that can generate new myelin. This study was funded by the MS Society in the United Kingdom. If confirmed by further study, these findings are yet another indication
of vitamin D’s role in MS.
on the web site of the MS Society in the UK
about vitamin D and MS
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. Currently there is no cure. Symptoms vary from person to person and may include disabling fatigue, mobility challenges, cognitive changes, and vision issues. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to minimize disability. Significant progress is being made to achieve a world free of MS.