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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

High Vitamin D Levels Associated with Low MS Disease Activity -

By By Jackie Syrop | October 21, 2013
Higher levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D are correlated with less multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity and progression, according to a study presented at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) 2013 meeting in Copenhagen.
 
Alberto Ascherio, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, presented data on 251 patients with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels below 50 nanomoles per liter and 213 MS patients who had a higher level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Ascherio used the records of participants in the BENEFIT study, since the researchers from that trial collected data on baseline 25-hydroxyvitamin D for one year.

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