Can living in a sunnier climate in your youth reduce the risk of MS?

Written by Alice Greenway, Future Science Group

In a recent study published in Neurology, experts have associated sunnier climates, specifically increased UV-B rays, with reducing the risks of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life. It is known that low levels of vitamin D can be linked to an increased risk of MS, and while UV-B rays play a role in the development of skin cancer, they also aid in our body’s production of vitamin D. Helen Tremlett, study author from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), explained: “While previous studies have shown that more sun exposure may contribute to a lower risk of MS, our...

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