Australian Study Shows Link Between MS And Birth Month

An Australian study published today (Friday 30 April) has shed further light on the correlation between vitamin D and MS.

The study, published in the British Medical Journal, shows that people born after the vitamin D-scarce winter months are roughly 30% more likely to go on to develop MS later in life compared with those born after the summer months.

The work complements a Scottish study recently published which showed that people born in April (after the winter months) were around 50 per cent more likely to develop MS than people born in November (after the summer months).

Vitamin D deficiency has been a widely studied risk factor for MS and this work adds to the evidence linking deficiency to MS.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain

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