Sunlight, Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis
Type of Spiritual Experience
The findings are useful but the conclusions are wrong.
Lack of sunluight causes Vitamin D deficiency, vitamin D deficiency causes mineral imbalance, mineral imbalance causes MS. If MS has been caused by pathogens, vitamin D deficiency also is a problem as it results in a less effective immune system.
I they are sensitive to the sun, they will use more sun block, so will get less vitamin D
A description of the experience
Mult Scler. 2012 Apr;18(4):451-9. doi: 10.1177/1352458511423778. Epub 2011 Sep 27. Sunlight exposure and sun sensitivity associated with disability progression in multiple sclerosis. D'hooghe MB1, Haentjens P, Nagels G, Garmyn M, De Keyser J. 1National Center For Multiple Sclerosis, Melsbroek, Belgium. firstname.lastname@example.org
BACKGROUND: Sunlight and vitamin D have been inversely associated with the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).
OBJECTIVE: We investigated sunlight exposure and sun sensitivity in relation to disability progression in MS.
METHODS: We conducted a survey among persons with MS, registered by the Flemish MS society, Belgium, and stratified data according to relapsing-onset and progressive-onset MS. We used Kaplan-Meier survival and Cox proportional hazard regression analyses with time to Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) 6 as outcome measure. Hazard ratios for the time from onset and from birth were calculated for the potentially predictive variables, adjusting for age at onset, gender and immunomodulatory treatment.
RESULTS: 704 (51.3%) of the 1372 respondents had reached EDSS 6. In relapsing-onset MS, respondents reporting equal or higher levels of sun exposure than persons of the same age in the last 10 years had a decreased risk of reaching EDSS 6. In progressive-onset MS, increased sun sensitivity was associated with an increased hazard of reaching EDSS 6.
CONCLUSION: The association of higher sun exposure with a better outcome in relapsing-onset MS may be explained by either a protective effect or reverse causality. Mechanisms underlying sun sensitivity might influence progression in progressive-onset MS.