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How Sunshine Helps People with Multiple Sclerosis

It might be more than the vitamin D associated with sunlight that’s good for multiple sclerosis.

Maybe it’s not the vitamin D from the sun that helps people with multiple sclerosis, but rather the UVB radiation.

That’s right… the same radiation that causes skin cancer.

A study out of Harvard under the team of Helen Tremlett, PhD, a professor in neuroepidemiology and multiple sclerosis at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, mapped the sun exposure over the life of multiple sclerosis patients using state-of-the-art information from NASA.

Taken from the Nurses’ Health Study cohort, 3,226 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) were geocoded.

This information was then cross referenced and analyzed with data from NASA tracking UVB radiation.

Read on: How Sunshine Helps People with Multiple Sclerosis 

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