ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

Missing protein explains link between obesity, diabetes

Single tick bite can pack double pathogen punch

Fish oil use associated with brain volume preservation

The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12

Genetic basis for distinct type of autism uncovered

Higher vitamin D levels associated with better cancer prognosis

Genetic study suggests causal link between vitamin D deficiency and hypertension

Unsuspected aspect of immune regulation revealed: Role of B cells

Explaining 'Healthy' Obesity

IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders

 
Print Page
Email Article

Low vitamin D & EBV immune activity may be key to MS breakthrough within 2–3 years: German research

  [ 59 votes ]   [ Post a Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • August 19, 2012


Article:
Low vitamin D and elevated immunoreactivity against Epstein-Barr virus before first clinical manifestation of multiple sclerosis
– Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Aug 11, 2012

By Brenard F Decard, Andrew Chan, et al.

[Apparently pre-onset blood donations provided this insight, underscored by the finding that the MS patients' average vitamin D levels had dropped another 50% by the time of diagnosis.]

Abstract:
Objective:
Vitamin D deficiency and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection may be associated with the development of multiple sclerosis (MS).

We investigated serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D) levels and anti-EBV immunoreactivity in 25 individuals before the first clinical manifestation of MS.

Patients and methods:

• 56 serum samples of 25 individuals who had donated blood prior to the first clinical MS manifestation (clinically isolated syndrome (CIS))

• Four male subjects, 21 female subjects,

• Mean age 31.5 years at time of pre-CIS blood sampling;

• Mean age at disease onset 33.4 years…

….were available, covering an interval of 7.3 years-2 months (mean 31.5 months) before CIS.

In 18 of 25 patients serum samples were also obtained after established diagnosis of MS.

Longitudinal age- and gender-matched healthy blood donors (four male subjects, 21 female subjects, 39 samples, mean age 32.5 years) served as controls.

Serum 25-OH-D was measured by isotope dilution-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. 25-OH-D levels were deconvoluted using published seasonal coefficients from a German population.

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) against Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen-1 (EBNA1) were assessed using commercially available ELISA.

Results:

• Low 25-OH-D levels were observed during the 24-month pre-CIS interval (47.8 (32.5-77.2) nmol/l, median (IQR); healthy controls: 81.6 (57.7-98.5), p=0.004,

• However, still higher than after established diagnosis (24.5 (13.7-47.7), p<0 .0001) compared with controls).

• IgG against EBNA1 during the 36-month pre-CIS interval was increased (185.9 (91.2–460.0) IU/ml, median (IQR); healthy controls 63.7 (29.5–121.6), p=0.002).

Conclusions: Low vitamin D and remote EBV infection may be associated with clinical MS breakthrough within 2–3 years.

Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Aug 11, 2012. PMID:22888143, by Décard BF, von Ahsen N, Grunwald T, Streit F, Stroet A, Niggemeier P, Schottstedt V, Riggert J, Gold R, Chan A.Department of Neurology, St. Josef-Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum; Department of Neurology, St. Josef-Hospital, and Department of Molecular and Medical Virology, Ruhr-University Bochum; Department of Clinical Chemistry, University Medical Center Göttingen; German Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service West, Central Laboratory, Hagen; Department of Transfusion Medicine, University of Göttingen, Germany. [E-mail: andrew.chan@rub.de]





Join the Discussion Post a Comment 




[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Your Next Order

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10 Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10
Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?
"It's Not Easy Being Green" - But It Is Healthy
A Breakthrough for Mitochondrial Dysfunction A Breakthrough for Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing