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Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis


Hewer, S and Lucas, R and van der Mei, I and Taylor, BV, Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 20, (5) pp. 634-641. ISSN 0967-5868 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Crown Copyright 2012

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2012.10.005


The role of vitamin D supplementation in preventing multiple sclerosis (MS) and/or treating MS progression is an area of significant research interest. We detail the current status of the ongoing research in this field, and note the lack of class 1 evidence from well-conducted, large, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of vitamin D supplementation in the prevention and/or treatment of MS. We have been able to provide some guidelines for practitioners based on the substantial burden of supportive evidence for the use of vitamin D in MS as summarised here. These guidelines may provide some support to those clinicians who treat people with MS and their families.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Calcitriol, Cholecalciferol, Multiple sclerosis, Vitamin D
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Epidemiology
Research Field:Epidemiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:van der Mei, I (Professor Ingrid van der Mei)
UTAS Author:Taylor, BV (Professor Bruce Taylor)
ID Code:85014
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:39
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2013-06-11
Last Modified:2014-04-17

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