Saturday, January 31, 2004

Vitamin D pills cut MS risk

Women who take vitamin D supplements are 40% less likely to develop multiple sclerosis, research suggests.

The Harvard University team found eating a diet rich in vitamin D alone was not enough to provide the same protection.

Nearly 190,000 women took part in the study, published in Neurology.

Researcher Dr Kassandra Munger said: "It's exciting to think something as simple as taking a multivitamin could reduce your risk of developing MS."

However, she said further research was needed to confirm the findings.

Source BBC News


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