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Common Bacteria Are Evaluated As New Possible Multiple Sclerosis Trigger

Common Bacteria Are Evaluated As New Possible Multiple Sclerosis Trigger

Research on  Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has pointed towards environmental causes, or triggers, to the auto-immune disease.  Most studies looked at infections of the Central Nervous System by viruses [1] such as the: Torque Teno virus, Epstein-Barr virus Human Herpes virus 6 As an illustration of the brain tissue lesions caused …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: New Multiple Sclerosis Genetic Variants Discovered

IN BRIEF: New Multiple Sclerosis Genetic Variants Discovered

No,  “48 New Multiple Sclerosis Genetic Variants Discovered” does necessarily mean that the likelihood for people to get Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is necessarily higher than previously thought. The study involved  [1] found that with  “new findings, there are now 110 genetic variants associated with MS. Although each of these variants …Read the Rest

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

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

IN BRIEF: Zocor Shown to Slow Disability in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

IN BRIEF: Zocor Shown to Slow Disability in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

The possible benefits of statin drugs against Multiple Sclerosis ( MS) have been investigated for years, not necessarily with success. Wang and colleagues concluded [1]: “There is no convincing evidence to support the use of either atorvastatin or simvastatin as an adjunctive therapy in MS.” But this was as a supplement …Read the Rest

Folic Acid Benefits In Food Fortification Programs Need Clarifications

Folic Acid Benefits In Food Fortification Programs Need Clarifications

Folic acid has been added to food as part of the US government fortification program, with particular benefits for pregnant women  [1], cardiovascular , and neuro-degenerative diseases, [2] and  Multiple Sclerosis.  Elsewhere, the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) recommends Folate or its synthetic form, Folic acid and claims that “…The …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

MND BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis: Beta interferons (β-IFNs) might not slow disability progression

MND BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis: Beta interferons (β-IFNs) might not slow disability progression

A new study by the University of British Columbia casts doubt on the benefits of the Interferon treatment against Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Here is the YouTube video from the press release The video tries to mitigate the setback with warm fuzzy statements about future research, but the tone of the …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF:  Multiple Sclerosis And Look Alike Diseases

MND BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis And Look Alike Diseases

NeuroTalk has an important post on MS wrong  diagnosis.[1]  The list of diseases that can mascarade as MS is extensive. Auto-Immune Diseases Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Sjögren’s Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis Infectious Diseases: Lyme disease (LD) Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus-1 (HTLV-1) Vascular: Stroke Central nervous system (CNS) …Read the Rest

MS IN BRIEF:  Multiple Sclerosis And Heat Stress Relief

MS IN BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis And Heat Stress Relief

Multiple sclerosis patients are sensitive to heat. But why? Research on this topic abounds. Quoting the journal of applied physiology [1]: “…The precise mechanisms for impaired neural function in demyelinated axons due to increases in temperature are not completely understood but are likely due to a combination of structural and …Read the Rest

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