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

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