Category Archives: Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis

Sunburns Effects On Skin Vitamin D Synthesis

Sunburns Effects On Skin Vitamin D Synthesis

Is Too Much Sun As Bad As Too Little for Vitamin D Synthesis? By now most of us have heard that many illnesses (Insulin resistance, high blood pressure,immune function heart disease and cancer) have in common a lower level of vitamin D in the blood serum than the general population. Multiple Sclerosis …Read the Rest

The Double Edge of vitamin D Supplementation: From Heart disease to Multiple Sclerosis

The Double Edge of vitamin D Supplementation: From Heart disease to Multiple Sclerosis

Low blood serum  levels of vitamin D are often associated with  chronic issues as diverse as Multiple Sclerosis and Cardiovascular diseases. Is vitamin D supplementation helpful, and does it carry risks? Let us look first at the role of vitamin D in Cardiovascular diseases: My previous post on the dangers of …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: Use of An Interferon Reduces Likelihood of Progression to MS

MND BRIEF: Use of An Interferon Reduces Likelihood of Progression to MS

Isn’t that good news?   This is a result of the new phase three results of the three-year REFLEXION clinical trial trial for Interferon beta-1a: This is to prevent , or slow down the progression to full blown unequivocal Multiple Sclerosis diagnostic. The patients involved , as reported by “mscare” [1], followed …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D: A Study Shows Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishes the Severity and Delays onset of MS Model ??

IN BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D: A Study Shows Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishes the Severity and Delays onset of MS Model ??

Vitamin D Deficiency diminishes the severity and delays onset of MS? That flies in the face of numerous MS and vitamin D studies! One of three possibilities: All previous studies are wrong Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis is a poor MS model This study [2] is flawed One study does not proof …Read the Rest

Can Vaccines or Allergy Immunotherapies Trigger Multiple Sclerosis or Other Autoimmune Diseases?

Can Vaccines or Allergy Immunotherapies Trigger Multiple Sclerosis or Other Autoimmune Diseases?

Introduction: Allergies and autoimmune conditions are both immune system issues, so it is natural to explore their possible connections. Let us start with some definitions from wikipedia Allergy:  A hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system to substances in the environment. Such substances are called allergens. Allergens (pollens, peanuts,..) can be common …Read the Rest

New insights about Vitamin D’s Role in Multiple Sclerosis

New insights about Vitamin D’s Role in Multiple Sclerosis

Well, the role of Vitamin D in slowing down the progression of Multiple Sclerosis is turning out to be controversial and puzzling We posted as recently as March 1, 2012 IN BRIEF: High Dose Vitamin D Not Effective Against Multiple Sclerosis  [1] Now there came to our view a study of …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Multiple Pregnancies Decrease Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

IN BRIEF: Multiple Pregnancies Decrease Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

      This is good news for mothers of medium to large families. Quoting [1] “..The study found that women who were pregnant two or more times had a quarter of the risk of developing MS symptoms and women who had five or more pregnancies had one-twentieth the risk …Read the Rest

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