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NGC - The utility of MRI in suspected MS: report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society. (2003)
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Vitamins (Vitamin D)
25-Hydroxyvitamin D levels in serum at the onset of multiple sclerosis. (Mult Scler. 2005) "Past sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation have been associated with a reduction in the risk of MS. Ä We conclude that the vitamin D stores in most MS patients are adequate for their normal bone metabolism. However, lower vitamin D levels during MS relapses than in remission suggest that vitamin D could be involved in the regulation of the clinical disease activity of MS."
Why we should offer routine vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and childhood to prevent multiple sclerosis. (Med Hypotheses. 2005) " In areas of high MS prevalence, dietary supplementation of vitamin D in early life may reduce the incidence of MS. In addition, like folic acid, vitamin D supplementation should also be routinely recommended in pregnancy. Prevention of MS by modifying an important environmental factor (sunlight exposure and vitamin D level) offers a practical and cost-effective way to reduce the burden of the disease in the future generations."
Sunlight - Tanning Beds
A potential role for UVR and Vitamin D in the induction of Multiple Sclerosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis. (Photochem Photobiol. 2005) "Here, we review the evidence indicating a possible beneficial role for UVR on three Th1-mediated autoimmune diseases: multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis in relation to recent developments in photoimmunology."