Category Archives: Vitamin D

Vitamin D and Calcitriol Shown As Effective Against A Multiple Sclerosis Model in Mice

Vitamin D and Calcitriol Shown As Effective Against A Multiple Sclerosis Model in Mice

 A new study published in the Journal of Neuroimmunology [1] purports that a combination of vitamin D and Calcitriol (a hormonal for of vitamin D) was effective against Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE), an Multiple Sclerosis (MS) model,. The times of India even claimed full remission in the mice… We are …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: Study Shows Multiple Sclerosis Burns Up Vitamin D, But Do Vitamin D supplements fight MS?

MND BRIEF: Study Shows Multiple Sclerosis Burns Up Vitamin D, But Do Vitamin D supplements fight MS?

  A study shows that Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatment by Interferon-Beta  improves  the ability of the MS patient to produce vitamin D by exposure of their skin to the sun The research was done at the Australian facility  Menzies Research Institute Tasmania Quoting the article [1]: “…In this study, we found …Read the Rest

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

High doses not better than low dose in vitamin D2 treatment of RRMS according to astudy published in Neurology[1]. “…No significant treatment differences were detected in the primary MRI endpoints.” That begs the question: What is the efficiency of a low dose treatment? Low dose being usually understood as less …Read the Rest

Can Vitamin D Can Help Chronic Pain?

Can Vitamin D Can Help Chronic Pain?

Vitamin D deficiency is associated to less cognitive performance [1,2]. Then again, pain is also associated with lower cognitive performance.  So vitamin D deficiency and pain have in common that low cognition.   It is a stretch to hope that  bringing Vitamin D  to “normal” levels might help pain, but: …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: High Dose Vitamin D Not Effective Against Multiple Sclerosis

IN BRIEF: High Dose Vitamin D Not Effective Against Multiple Sclerosis

A study from Norway shows that High Doses of Vitamin D (20,000 IU/ week ) is not effective against MS : “…Supplementation with 20,000 IU vitamin D3 weekly did not result in beneficial effects on the measured multiple sclerosis-related outcomes…” Measured outcomes were : ” Annualized relapse rate (ARR), EDSS, multiple …Read the Rest

Study shows vitamin D substantially decreases pancreatic cancer risk

Study shows vitamin D substantially decreases pancreatic cancer risk

MND: If there were a “top ten” list of the most sought for nutrients today,  Vitamin D and Omega 3 fatty acids would certainly fight for the number one position. At MND, we keep an eye on the hype factor for nutrients, sometimes the good news seem compelling. Take the …Read the Rest

Study Shows Expectant Mothers Taking Some Vitamin D Could Reduce The Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis in Offsprings

Study Shows Expectant Mothers Taking Some Vitamin D Could Reduce The Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis in Offsprings

MND: Given that Multiple Sclerosis  has some genetic component, parents with MS have a keen interest in reducing MS risk in their offspring: A new study confirms the protective effects of vitamin D in the prevention of MS transmission to offsprings Here is a summary of that study [1] :Vitamin …Read the Rest

Urinary Tract Infections:  Vitamin D could help

Urinary Tract Infections: Vitamin D could help

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In Brief: Vitamin D intake associated with cognitive performance in older women (Neurology)

In Brief: Vitamin D intake associated with cognitive performance in older women (Neurology)

  MediNewsDigest: Another feather in Vitamin D’s cap, see the Neurology article.  This about a study in France about women 85+.     Note that the concern is about deficiency. Supplementing beyond deficiency is not the topic here. What constitutes deficiency is debated, here is the link to the the vitamin D entry at  Linus …Read the Rest

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