Low vitamin D linked to worse multiple sclerosis symptoms
October 5, 2012 -- New research in the Annals of Neurology is linking low vitamin D levels to worse multiple sclerosis symptoms.
The study finds patients with low blood levels of vitamin D have more brain lesions and signs of a more active disease state.
These spots of active disease require drug treatment to reduce the risk of permanent nerve damage.
The study also found that higher vitamin D levels were associated with lower disability.
Still, researchers say it is too soon to recommend vitamin D supplements for MS patients.
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