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Researchers seek ways to slow progression of multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a neurological condition that affects people in different ways. In some cases, mobility and the ability to communicate diminish as the condition progresses. For a time, people might be able to work through the symptoms with the understanding of certain limitations. However, as the illness moves into advanced stages, multiple sclerosis can cause disability.

According to HealthDay News, a recently released study shows that vitamin D consumption could help slow the progression of MS. At this point, scientists don't fully understand how the vitamin and the autoimmune condition interact, but the finding might is encouraging to some in the medical community.

The research shows that addressing vitamin D deficiencies in the early stages of MS appears to be helpful in the long run. Brain lesions were more likely to develop if low levels of vitamin D persisted, which is related to a worse overall prognosis.

One physician has been advising caution in response to this finding because it only reveals an association, not causation. As such, more research should be done to better understand the correlation between MS and vitamin D deficiency. Further research could try to confirm medical professionals' suspicions that taking vitamin D does in fact reduce further disability.

Certainly, being able to better treat the symptoms of MS is an encouraging sign. However, the reality is that physical limitations are still very real for many people living with the medical condition. Insights into the illness are more than welcome, but steps can also be taken to help individuals in the present. These solutions could include financial support, in addition to medical treatment.


HealthDay News, "Vitamin D May Slow Multiple Sclerosis: Study," Steven Reinberg, Jan. 20, 2014

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