Lower serum vitamin D levels are associated with a higher relapse risk in multiple sclerosis.

@article{Runia2012LowerSV,
  title={Lower serum vitamin D levels are associated with a higher relapse risk in multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Tessel F. Runia and Wim C. J. Hop and Yolanda B de Rijke and Dragan Buljevac and Rogier Q. Hintzen},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={
          261-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE There is increasing evidence that vitamin D can be protective against the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), but it may also be beneficial for the clinical course of the disease. Our objective was to prospectively investigate if 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25-OH-D) levels are associated with exacerbation risk in MS in a study with frequent serum measurements. METHODS This was a prospective longitudinal study in 73 patients with relapsing-remitting MS. Blood samples for 25-OH-D… CONTINUE READING
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