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Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis

The role of vitamin D in cognition in those with multiple sclerosis is explored.

Results of a study published in a recent issue of Scientific Reports1 showed significant improvements in cognitive performance among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) after a short course of vitamin D replacement.

Investigators from the MS Center of the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon recruited 88 participants (40 men/48 women; average age, 36 ± 12.2 years) with clinically stable relapsing-remitting MS or clinically isolated syndrome, according to MacDonald 2010 criteria, during a 2-year period from 2012 to 2014. The participants were broken up into 2 groups based on vitamin D status: sufficient (25 hydroxyvitamin (OH) D >35 ng/mL) or deficient (<25 ng/mL). Those in the deficient group were given high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in the form of 10,000 international units daily for 3 months, whereas the sufficient group continued their usual care, which may have included supplementation.

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