Does season of birth contribute to the risk of developing MS in the UK?

The month or season during which an individual is born may affect the risk of different diseases such as diabetes, or asthma. This effect is the result of environmental factors that are not constant over the year for the mother and the unborn baby.

For example, babies born in the UK in April have been exposed to less sunshine (less vitamin D) through their mothers, than those born in November. Therefore, being born during spring (March, April, and May) may increase the risk of developing MS. However, other studies have…

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