Low vitamin D levels are linked to depression in people with multiple sclerosis

Summary Depression is common in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. This study, conducted by Jordanian research departments, aimed to investigate whether vitamin D levels correlate with depression in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The risk of depression, vitamin D blood levels, and disability status were evaluated during the investigation. 88 patients were enrolled, of which more…

Dietary supplements control multiple sclerosis symptoms and relapses

Summary This review, conducted by research departments in Greece, aimed to evaluate studies on the potential beneficial effects of dietary supplements to control symptoms and relapses in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Clinical trials showed that nutritional status and supplementation are potential factors affecting the risk and progression of the disease. A high prevalence of vitamin…

Coenzyme Q10 supplementation ameliorates inflammation in patients with MS

Summary Multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with inflammatory processes. This Iranian study investigated the effect of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on inflammatory and anti-inflammatory parameters in patients with MS. In the study, 48 MS patients were divided into a placebo group or a supplementation receiving 500 mg of coenzyme Q10 daily. After 12 weeks, the researchers…

Vitamin D deficiency associated with fatigue and low quality of life in MS patients

Summary Vitamin D deficiency is associated with the incidence and prevalence of various neurologic disorders, including multiple sclerosis. This Turkish study aimed to assess the relationship of vitamin D deficiency with health-related quality of life and fatigue in MS patients. Therefore, vitamin D3 levels were measured in 149 MS patients. Patients with a vitamin D…

Vitamin D levels related to cognitive impairment in patients with MS

Summary This study, executed by the University of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, investigated the relationship between vitamin D levels and the cognitive function of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). 39 patients diagnosed with MS participated in this study. Patient information was collected and evaluated, and vitamin D levels were assessed. The researchers found that patients with…

Multiple sclerosis: Increased vitamin D levels are associated with lower rates of new lesions

Summary This study, conducted by North American and European research departments, aimed to assess the association between vitamin D levels and multiple sclerosis (MS) development. In MS, the body mistakenly attacks the protective layer around the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. These damaged areas are called lesions. Low vitamin D levels have been…

Vitamin D reduces fatigue and improves quality of Life in MS patients

Summary Fatigue is one of the most common and disabling multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms. However, there is no effective medication for this symptom. Therefore, this Israelian study aimed to evaluate the effect of a specific vitamin D supplement (alfacalcidol) on MS-related fatigue. 158 patients with significant fatigue were included and received the supplement (1µg/day) or…

Multiple sclerosis: Specific micronutrients improve gait and ability to perform activities of daily living

Summary Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are characterized by problems to perform activities of daily living and walking difficulties, among others. To test whether micronutrient supplementation can improve these symptoms, 51 MS patients received either 20 ml of a dietary formula (containing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamin A, and vitamin E) or 20 ml…

Vitamin D supplementation reduces inflammation in patients with multiple sclerosis

Summary Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. Anti-inflammatory drugs are among the medicines used to treat MS. In the present study, an Iranian research department evaluated the effect of high-dose vitamin D on a potent anti-inflammatory cytokine (protein), IL-10, in patients with multiple sclerosis. 94 MS patients were…

Vitamin D improves cognition in MS patients

Summary Multiple sclerosis is associated with vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment. This clinical trial, conducted by the University of Beirut, Lebanon, evaluated the cognitive performance in vitamin D-deficient MS patients and its potential improvement after 3 months of vitamin D3 intake. 88 MS patients were enrolled. The researchers found that vitamin D3 supplementation improved…