Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis from epidemiology to prevention
2015 (English)In: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6314, E-ISSN 1600-0404, Vol. 132, no Supplement 199, 56-61 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
In the present review, we discuss observational and experimental data suggesting a protective effect from sun exposure and/or vitamin D in multiple sclerosis (MS). These data include geographic variations in MS occurrence, temporal trends, genetics, biobank, and questionnaire data. We look more closely at the differentiation between general effects from UV exposure, and those of vitamin D per se, including plausible mechanisms of action. Finally, primary prevention is touched upon, and we suggest actions to be taken while awaiting the results from ongoing randomized controlled trials with vitamin D in MS.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 132, no Supplement 199, 56-61 p.
multiple sclerosis, vitamin D, epidemiology, prevention
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106487DOI: 10.1111/ane.12432ISI: 000355852600010PubMedID: 26046560OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-106487DiVA: diva2:842100