Vitamin D may benefit people with multiple sclerosis

By Abha Manakatala - Sun Jan 03, 10:39 am

Researchers-unlock-how-vitamin-D-may-benefit-people-with-multiple-sclerosis_strict_xxlTaking a high dose of vitamin D3 is safe for people with multiple sclerosis, a nervous system disease, and may help regulate the body’s hyperactive immune response, according to a pilot study conducted by researchers.

“These results are exciting, as vitamin D has the potential to be an inexpensive, safe and convenient treatment for people with MS,” says study author Peter Calabresi, director of the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center and professor neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The pilot study has been published by Johns Hopkins physicians in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects brain and spinal cord.

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