Vitamin D: Multiple sclerosis risk and disease severity

Gloria Von Geldern, Ellen M. Mowry

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This review seeks to provide a summary of the current evidence examining the relationship between multiple sclerosis (MS) and vitamin D. Both the incidence and the severity of MS have been shown to be influenced by vitamin D levels. Herein, we summarize relevant epidemiological studies. We also provide an overview of the in vitro and animal model experiments that give biological plausibility to the relationship between vitamin D and MS. By providing an up-to-date review about this field, directions for further studies may also become clear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number26
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalCAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources
StatePublished - 2012


  • Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Prognosis
  • Risk factors
  • Vitamin D

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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