Tag: MS


Aug

20

2012

Vitamin D Linked to Disease Activity in MS

August 3, 2012 — Evidence suggests a role for vitamin D in the disease process of multiple sclerosis (MS). One large study reports the novel finding that treatment with beta-interferon (IFN-ß) enhances the production of vitamin D from sun exposure in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Two additional reports show that in people with MS, higher levels of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) may reduce the...

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Mar

08

2011

Higher vitamin D levels equal lower risk of multiple sclerosis

The February 8, 2011 issue of the journal Neurology® reports a protective effect for high vitamin D levels and sun exposure against the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by progressive damage to the nerves’ myelin sheathes. Symptoms include weakness, numbness, dizziness and other disturbances that can come and go for decades. The disease is diagnosed after an...

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Sep

02

2010

The New Wonder Substance – Vitamin D!

A recent publication in Genome Research points to out the role of Vitamin D in health and well-being and identifies over 200 genes that are directly affected by Vitamin D. The website ScienceDaily.com carried an article on the study on August 24, 2010 and noted the following: “The researchers found 2,776 binding sites for the vitamin D receptor along the length of the genome. These...

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Feb

24

2010

Multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, and vitamin D

J Neurol Sci. 2009 Dec 15;287(1-2):1-6. Epub 2009 Oct 2. Sioka C, Kyritsis AP, Fotopoulos A. Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with reduced bone mass and higher frequency of osteoporosis. Although high-dose short-term intravenous glucocorticoid regimens cause a decrease in bone formation, this effect is usually reversible and osteoporosis in MS patients may be independent...

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Feb

23

2010

High Doses of Vitamin D Cut MS Relapses

Study Shows Vitamin D May Help Reduce Relapse Rate of Multiple Sclerosis By Charlene Laino WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD April 28, 2009 (Seattle) — High doses of vitamin D dramatically cut the relapse rate in people with multiple sclerosis, a study shows. Sixteen percent of 25 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) given an average of 14,000 international units (IU) of vitamin...

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Feb

23

2010

Vitamin D Deficiency Causes Multiple Sclerosis in Children

Sunday, June 07, 2009 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer (NaturalNews) – Children who develop multiple sclerosis have substantially lower levels of vitamin D than children who do not develop the disease, according to a series of studies presented at an international conference on multiple sclerosis in Montreal. Multiple sclerosis is a degenerative disease of the nervous system in which the myelin sheath that insulates nerve...

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Feb

23

2010

Lack of Vitamin D Tied to Multiple Sclerosis

By Deborah Kotz – Posted 12/19/06 – USNews.com Vitamin D has already been linked to stronger bones and lower rates of diabetes, colon cancer, and prostate cancer. Now a new finding provides more evidence of the nutrient’s disease-preventive powers. In a study released in today’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Harvard researchers found that those with the highest vitamin D blood...

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Feb

23

2010

Vitamin D intake and incidence of multiple sclerosis

K. L. Munger, MSc, S. M. Zhang, MD ScD, E. O’Reilly, MSc, M. A. Hernán, MD DrPH, M. J. Olek, DO, W. C. Willett, MD DrPH and A. Ascherio, MD DrPH From the Departments of Nutrition (Drs. Willett and Ascherio, K.L. Munger and E. O’Reilly) and Epidemiology (Drs. Zhang, Hernán, Willett, and Ascherio), Harvard School of Public Health, and Division of Preventive Medicine (Dr. Zhang)...

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