Low vitamin D linked to worse multiple sclerosis symptoms

October 5, 2012 2:56:17 PM PDT
New research in the Annals of Neurology is linking low vitamin D levels to worse multiple sclerosis symptoms.

The study finds patients with low blood levels of vitamin D have more brain lesions and signs of a more active disease state.

These spots of active disease require drug treatment to reduce the risk of permanent nerve damage.

The study also found that higher vitamin D levels were associated with lower disability.

Still, researchers say it is too soon to recommend vitamin D supplements for MS patients.