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By On November 21st, 2012

Vitamin D Could Lower MS Risk

Recent findings suggest that a lack of ultraviolet light, and thus a lack of vitamin D in pregnant women, can lead to an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in newborns.

Because of this, the risk for MS is highest in April and lowest in October. In fact, those born in April have up to a 5-percent higher risk of MS than normal, while those born in October have decreased risk, as much as 7-percent. 

The lack of ultraviolet light makes it difficult for the body to produce a sufficient amount of vitamin D, so researchers suggest that the risk of MS could be drastically lowered if pregnant women are supplemented with vitamin D during their pregnancy. 

Medical Xpress has much more on this recent study.

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