Reducing Your Risk of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
MS cannot be prevented, but methods are being studied.
Researchers are looking at the role of vitamin D in MS. Some studies have found that people with low vitamin D intake had a higher risk.
People who are worried about their vitamin D level should talk to their doctor. A blood test can check vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D can be found in foods like cod liver oil, salmon, mackerel, sardines, and some milk. The sun also triggers the body to make vitamin D.
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- NINDS multiple sclerosis information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Multiple-Sclerosis-Information-Page.
- What is MS? National Multiple Sclerosis Society website. Available at: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS.
- James Cornell, MD
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