Vitamin D Fights MS: Johns Hopkins

'Johns Hopkins researchers have found that vitamin D may help fight multiple sclerosis, based on new studies involving mice with a rodent form of the disease.

In new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the so-called "sunshine vitamin" appeared to block damage-causing immune cells from migrating to the central nervous system, offering a potential explanation for why it may prevent or ease symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease.

Researchers said the study was prompted by observations that MS is more prevalent in regions of the world where there is less sunshine, the main natural source of vitamin D.'

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