Vitamin D could have protective effect against multiple sclerosis


Web Editor - Nick Miller

WASHINGTON - Some doctors say that multiple sclerosis patients could find some relief under the sun.

Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health studied over four hundred patients who are in the early stages of the disease.

They found those who had adequate levels of the "sunshine vitamin" had fewer brain lesions, and were less likely to relapse than those who had low levels. They say this shows Vitamin D has a protective effect against multiple sclerosis.

However, those researchers do not yet know if taking supplements can improve a patient's outcome.