Less Sunlight Means More Risk of Relapse, Disability, Studies Assert

Less Sunlight Means More Risk of Relapse, Disability, Studies Assert

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Less Sunlight Means More Risk of Relapse, Disability, Studies Assert

Reduced exposure to sunlight, previously reported as a risk factor for developing multiple sclerosis (MS), also seems to increase the risk for relapse and worsening disability, data from two clinical studies suggest. The beneficial effects of sunlight exposure were linked to increased levels of vitamin D, but also modulation of immune pathways, including the type I interferon response. The study “Sunlight exposure exerts immunomodulatory effects to reduce multiple sclerosis severity” was published in the journal…

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