Vitamin D confers protection to motoneurons and is a prognostic factor of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

@article{Camu2014VitaminDC,
  title={Vitamin D confers protection to motoneurons and is a prognostic factor of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.},
  author={William Camu and Boris Tremblier and Carine Plassot and S{\'e}bastien Alphand{\'e}ry and C{\'e}line Salsac and Nicolas Pageot and Raul Juntas-Morales and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Scamps and Jean-Pierre Daur{\`e}s and C{\'e}dric Raoul},
  journal={Neurobiology of aging},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={1198-205}
}
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable paralytic disorder primarily typified by the selective and progressive degeneration of motoneurons in the brain and spinal cord. ALS causes muscle wasting and atrophy, resulting eventually in respiratory failure and death within 3-5 years of diagnosis. Vitamin D is a potent secosteroid hormone with diverse biological functions that include protection against neuronal damage. The detrimental consequences of vitamin D dietary deficiency have… CONTINUE READING

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