Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vitamin D and African Americans with MS

Gelfand JM, Cree BAC, McElroy J et al.  Vitamin D in African Americans with Multiple Sclerosis.  Neurology 2011; 76:1824-1830. 

339 African American MS patients and 342 controls were compared.  MS patients had lower vitamin D levels than controls, but the lower levels did not affect disease severity.  The differences were explained by geography and climate, as well as ancestry. 

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