Low levels of vitamin D in the blood are known to be associated with an increased risk of developing MS. Now, a small study by researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore has found that high doses of vitamin D can dampen the hyperactive immune response linked to MS.
The discovery could point the way towards a cheap treatment for people with the condition but further research is needed.
MS Research Australia is funding a clinical trial to investigate whether vitamin D may be able to prevent MS in those most at risk of developing the disease. To read more please see here.
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