Vitamin D Benefits MS Patients

Posted on Oct. 11, 2002, 6:47 a.m. in Neurology

A small-scale clinical trial carried out at Penn State and Helen Hayes Hospital in New York has found that a daily dose of vitamin D may benefit patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers found that 1000 IU of vitamin D - a dose equivalent to 2½ times the RDA for adults - caused changes in MS patients blood chemistry that suggest that the vitamin is having a beneficial effect upon the patient. In previous studies Cantorna discovered that it was possible to prevent MS altogether in susceptible animals by giving them vitamin D supplements.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.unisci.com on the 9th April 2001

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