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Vitamin D in MS from University of Wisconsin

Professor Colleen Hayes, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, summarises recent developments in vitamin D for people with MS

Professor Colleen Hayes, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, a leading vitamin D researcher, has published a helpful newsletter outlining the current guidelines for vitamin D supplementation for people with MS.

It is important to note that Hayes stresses the necessity for people with MS to regularly have vitamin D levels checked, and that a level of at  least 125nmol/L should be aimed for; further she notes that it has been proven that a dose of up to 10,000IU a day is safe for people with MS.

This newsletter can be printed out to take to medical appointments to keep healthcare workers up to date if they are not familiar with vitamin D research in MS.

A good website to keep up to date with recent advances in vitamin D research in MS is run by Ingrid van der Mei, another leading researcher in vitamin D. 

Click here to read the full study from Professor Colleen Hayes. 

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