How Sunlight Reduces the Severity of Multiple Sclerosis

New research into Multiple Sclerosis (MS) offers new insight into the link between sunlight, vitamin D3, and MS risk and severity.

The origin of MS attacks is still unknown, but research indicates that a patient's vitamin D3 supply (which is derived mainly from sunlight exposure) is strongly related to disease activity -- the fewest attacks and slowest progressions occur in patients with the highest vitamin D3 supplies.

According to Eurekalert:

“... [N]ew data suggest that an action of the vitamin D3 hormone directly on pathogenic T cells leads to elimination of these cells ... This information is important because it provides a plausible biological explanation for the negative correlation between UV light exposure and MS disease risk and severity”.

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