Link discovered between 'sunshine vitamin' deficiency and MS

Newborns with low-level vitamin D may be at higher risk of developing MS later in life

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Link discovered between 'sunshine vitamin' deficiency and MS


According to UPI, new research suggests that newborns with low levels of vitamin D may have higher odds of developing multiple sclerosis, or MS, later in life.

Vitamin D deficiency is common among the general population, including pregnant women.


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But the researchers said it's too soon to routinely recommend "sunshine vitamin" supplements for mothers-to-be.

Study leader Dr. Nete Munk Nielsen is a researcher at the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark.