Large Gene Study Supports Link Between Low Vitamin D Levels and Risk of Getting MS

Researchers at McGill University reported results of a large-scale study looking at genetic factors that cause vitamin D deficiency and their impact on people’s risks of developing MS. Previous studies have pinpointed low levels of vitamin D as one of the factors that increases an individual’s chance of getting MS. The McGill researchers confirmed that people with gene variations linked to low vitamin D had double the chance of getting MS. It’s not known yet whether taking vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of developing MS or help…

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