A Canadian research team has carried out a study to analyze the connection between multiple sclerosis and vitamin D. The results are published in the journal PLoS Medicine.
It has long been the link between the low level of vitamin D and increased risk of multiple sclerosis , less clear is the relationship between the two figures: the lack of vitamin D causes multiple sclerosis or autoimmune disease is the sum of many complex genetic implications?
Researchers at McGill University have tried to answer this question through a study that involved 14,498 people to 24,091 controls. It was found that people with genetically lower levels of vitamin D are twice as likely to develop the disease. (more…)