LivingFuel HealthAlert: Multiple Sclerosis Risk Changes With The Season

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Posted on 1st March 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Previous studies have shown multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are more often born in spring than in any other season, indicating that there is an environmental risk factor for the disease.

One likely contender is vitamin D, which influences expression of the HLA-DRB1*15 allele. One reason more babies born in the Spring had MS later may be that the majority of the pregnancy was in Winter months which would virtually ensure lower sun exposure and lower vitamin D levels.

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