Vitamin D Deficiency Link with Multiple Sclerosis: More Evidence

Vitamin D and MSA new study found further evidence of the association between a higher risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and a Vitamin D deficiency.  A 43% higher risk of developing MS was seen in women with Vitamin D deficiencies compared to those women with adequate levels of Vitamin D.  Additionally a 27% increase in the risk of developing MS was seen in women with a Vitamin D insufficiency.  A deficiency of Vitamin D was defined as having serum Vitamin D levels of less than 30 nanomoles/litre (nmol/l).  A Vitamin D insufficiency was defined as having a serum Vitamin D level of between 30 to 49 nmol/l.

The findings of this prospective case-control study are in conformity with past observational research.  However without evidence from randomized controlled trials, public health experts are not willing to adopt a policy of recommending Vitamin D supplementation for MS risk reductions.  It may be difficult to design a randomized controlled trial because the timing of the Vitamin D supplementation is unclear.  Additionally the idea of giving a placebo to an individual with a Vitamin D deficiency raises ethical questions.

Researchers believe maintaining Vitamin D status over the long-term is the key to seeing the benefits of Vitamin D.  Striving to maintain a healthy Vitamin D level over the course of one’s life is going to provide the maximum health benefits. Given the low cost of Vitamin D supplementation, researchers stress there is not much to lose from suggesting Vitamin D supplementation be adopted.

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