Saturday, 26 June 2010

MS and de sun

interesting story on MS and vitamin D (aka sunshine):
Scientists have now proven a link between Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and a lack of Vitamin D. People in Scotland are exposed to less sunshine, and it is the energy from the sun which triggers a chemical reaction in the body which leads to Vitamin D being produced. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is rare in countries close to the equator which have a high amount of sunshine and becomes more common at distant latitudes. For example, in the US rates are lowest in Florida and rise towards Canada. At a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) conference in November 2008 scientists told the Scottish Government of the link and now it needs to act on this evidence.

That is why Ryan has started the Shine on Scotland campaign, as he believes that the government providing Vitamin D to children and pregnant mums is our chance to stop future generations from suffering the way his Mum does everyday. He’s doing it for your children and your grandchildren. Will you join him in his fight?


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