ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

On-and-off fasting helps fight obesity, study finds

Can Pomegranates Slow Aging?

Calorie restriction promotes longevity through effects on mitochondrial network

Eat Your Prunes

Discover Why Ashwagandha Can Be Used for Stress and Anxiety

Lower magnesium levels linked with increased mortality risk during up to 40 years of follow-up

A spoonful of oil: Fats and oils help to unlock full nutritional benefits of veggies, study suggests

Higher resveratrol dose linked to lower glucose levels in type 2 diabetics

How Can You Benefit From Vitamin B12?

Drug can dramatically reduce weight of people with obesity

 
Print Page
Email Article

Sun exposure, vitamin D and age at disease onset in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis – Source: Neuroepidemiology, Dec 16, 2010

  [ 7 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By TY McDowell, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • December 28, 2010


Background: Current evidence suggests that sun exposure and vitamin D intake, during childhood and adolescence, are associated with a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).

However, the role of these environmental agents in the timing of disease symptom onset remains to be investigated.

Methods: Using a cross-sectional study design, we recruited participants from the Veterans Health Administration - Multiple Sclerosis Surveillance Registry.

Self-reported histories of residential locations, sun exposure and intake of vitamin D were used to estimate vitamin-D-related exposures.

Multivariable linear regression analysis was used to examine the associations between these variables and age at MS onset.

Results: Among veterans with relapsing MS who resided in low-to-medium solar radiation areas (n = 540),

• Low sun exposure in the fall/winter during the ages of 6-15 years was significantly associated with earlier symptom onset by 2.1 years (p = 0.02).

• Intake of cod liver oil [rich source of vitamin D] during the same age period was associated with later onset of MS symptoms by 4 years (p = 0.02).

Conclusions: The current study:

• Provides evidence for an association between vitamin-D-related exposures during childhood and early adolescence and the timing of MS symptom onset,

• And supports vitamin D as a potential modulator of the clinical course of this disease.

Source: Neuroepidemiology, Dec 16, 2010; 36(1):39-45. PMID: 21160231, by McDowell TY, Amr S, Culpepper WJ, Langenberg P, Royal W, Bever C, Bradham DD. MS Center of Excellence-East, Baltimore VA Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland; Departments of Epidemiology and Public Health and Neurology, school of Medicine, and Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine-Wichita, University of Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, USA. [Email: tycmcdowell@hotmail.com]





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 1000 IU Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vitamin D3 5000 IU
Give Your Body a Boost With the Sunshine Vitamin
Vitamin D3 1000 IU Vitamin D3 1000 IU
Crucial nutrient for strong bones, heart and immune health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough
Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient
Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing Rejuvenating the Brain - How PQQ Helps Power Up Mental Processing
Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold
The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know The Surprising Benefits of Probiotics - What You Didn't Know

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map