Hype or hope? Vitamin D in multiple sclerosis: A clinical and immunological perspective

Anne-Hilde Elisabeth Muris

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Abstract

Vitamin D and its role in health and in diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) has generated growing interest in recent years. But the question remains: does vitamin D make a demonstrable difference for MS patients or have high expectations and an enthusiastic response created a hype that science has yet to substantiate?
This dissertation examines the role of vitamin D in MS disease regression, as vitamin D levels tend to play a particularly significant role in disease activity and disease regression early on in the illness. Prescribing high doses of vitamin D does not change the patient's immune system, but does prevent further deregulation.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Hupperts, Raymond, Supervisor
  • Damoiseaux, Jan, Advisor
  • Smolders, J.J.F.M., Supervisor, External person
Award date7 Oct 2016
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789463320542
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • multiple sclerosis
  • immune system
  • disease regression
  • vitamin D

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