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Month of birth impacts on immune system development
A number of population studies have suggested that the month you are born in can influence your risk of developing MS. This ‘month of birth’ effect is particularly evident in England, where the risk of MS peaks in individuals born in May and drops in those delivered in November. As vitamin D is formed by the skin when it is exposed to sunlight, the ‘month of birth’ effect has been interpreted as evidence of a prenatal role for vitamin D in MS risk.
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Month of birth impacts on immune system development

A number of population studies have suggested that the month you are born in can influence your risk of developing MS. This ‘month of birth’ effect is particularly evident in England, where the risk of MS peaks in individuals born in May and drops in those delivered in November. As vitamin D is formed by the skin when it is exposed to sunlight, the ‘month of birth’ effect has been interpreted as evidence of a prenatal role for vitamin D in MS risk.

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Tagged: Multiple SclerosisImmune systemBirthVitamin DBiologyScienceCurrent Biology

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