Benefits of summer sun to reduce risk of multiple sclerosis may extend beyond childhood - News Summed Up

Benefits of summer sun to reduce risk of multiple sclerosis may extend beyond childhood


Children and adults who spend a lot of time outside in the summer may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis years later, a U.S. study suggests. But for more than 10 years, sun exposure has been thought to be linked to MS risk. It was just going out in the summer that was associated with a reduced risk," Tremlett said in an interview. "Our findings suggest that health behaviours through until early adulthood can alter your risk of developing MS," said Tremlett, who holds the Canada Research Chair in neuroepidemiology and multiple sclerosis. Melatonin mattersThe study's findings extend beyond the benefit of how our skin produces vitamin D in summer sunlight, Tremlett said.


Source: CBC News March 08, 2018 09:00 UTC


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