Vitamin D Lowers Multiple Sclerosis Risk
Vitamin D may do more than just promote healthy bones, it may also ward off Multiple Sclerosis.
With a look at Your Health, I'm Nancy Gay.
A study done by the Harvard School of Public Health found people with higher levels of Vitamin D in their blood were at a lower risk for developing MS, one of the most common neurological diseases affecting young adults.
Researchers looked at levels of Vitamin D in 257 blood serum samples of military personnel stored in the Department of Defense serum repository.
Vitamin D is found naturally in foods such as milk, cheese, and fish and can be produced by exposure to sunlight.
Multiple Sclerosis cases from the Army and Navy records were then compared to the findings.
The study's authors warn that increased Vitamin D will lower a person's risk of developing MS, but it may not actually prevent the disease.