Latitude, sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation: associations with quality of life and disease outcomes in a large international cohort of people with multiple sclerosis.

@article{Jelinek2015LatitudeSE,
  title={Latitude, sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation: associations with quality of life and disease outcomes in a large international cohort of people with multiple sclerosis.},
  author={George A Jelinek and Claudia H Marck and Tracey Joy Weiland and Norman G. O. Pereira and Dania M. van der Meer and Emily J. Hadgkiss},
  journal={BMC neurology},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={
          132
        }
}
BACKGROUND A growing evidence base implicates vitamin D, sun exposure and latitude in the aetiology of multiple sclerosis (MS), however there are less data on the associations of these variables with disease outcomes. METHODS We undertook a cross-sectional survey of over 2000 people with MS recruited through internet platforms, seeking self-reported data on geographical location, intentional sun exposure for health, and supplementation with vitamin D, among other lifestyle variables. We also… CONTINUE READING
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