Vitamin D intake and incidence of multiple sclerosis – (01-21-04)By
Vitamin D intake and incidence of multiple sclerosis
Vitamin D formation in the human body is a complex and interesting process. Sunlight exposure on the skin converts a pro-hormone Vit D to it’s next form which is then converted in the kidneys and liver to the active form 1,25 hydroxyvitamin D3. This process is severely blunted in patients using sunscreen and obviously those staying out of the sun. Considering that every cell in the body has a receptor for 1,25 hydroxyvitamin D3, the effects on every aspect of our health cannot be understated. It has been well accepted that Vitamin D metabolism being reduced the farther you go from the equator is one of the risk factors for MS.
Neurology — Abstracts: Munger et al. 62 (1): 60 -
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 3,500 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information