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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.
 
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Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. 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. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.

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