Season of birth and multiple sclerosis in Sweden
2010 (English)In: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6314, E-ISSN 1600-0404, Vol. 122, no 1, 70-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study supports previous results suggesting an association between the risk of MS and the season of birth. Decreased exposure to sun in the winter leading to low vitamin D levels during pregnancy is a possible explanation that needs further research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 122, no 1, 70-73 p.
epidemiology; etiology; month of birth; multiple sclerosis; season of birth; seasonality; vitamin D
Research subject Neurology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42291DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2010.01396.xPubMedID: 20597868OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-42291DiVA: diva2:409078