Vitamin D: a candidate for the environmental effect in multiple sclerosis - observations from Norway.

@article{Kampman2008VitaminDA,
  title={Vitamin D: a candidate for the environmental effect in multiple sclerosis - observations from Norway.},
  author={Margitta T. Kampman and Magritt Brustad},
  journal={Neuroepidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={140-6}
}
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system, pathologically characterized by inflammation, demyelination, and axonal damage, presumably auto-immune in nature. Complex interactions between genetic susceptibility and environmental factors, such as vitamin D status and primary Epstein-Barr virus infection in adolescence or later in life, probably determine the MS risk. Norway at a latitude 58-71 degrees N is a discrete exception to the hypothesis that solar UV… CONTINUE READING

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