Sweden (SWE) http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/3794/all en Useful Explanation of Multiple Sclerosis and How High Vitamin D Levels Can Reduce Chance of Getting MS http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms <p>Since we raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis research and advocacy through the Carolina Century and as the Roadskater.net cycling and inline skating team, we often are asked about the disease. We've tried to learn more about it, but it can be difficult to explain in a few words. One of our sidebars on this site tracks MS research, and usually the articles are either inconclusive or incomprehensible.</p><p>This article is pretty good, especially in the last three paragraphs, which explain MS generally. It's worth a read as a backgrounder, and for the information on the Vitamin D as a factor in MS development. The first comment to the article also seems knowledgeable, and the recommendation for Vitamin D from sunlight sounds good...but I think I may need to add some vitamins in with that.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Umeå University</span> <span class="locality">Umeå</span>, <span class="region">Västerbotten</span> <div class="country-name">Sweden</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="63.825847">63° 49' 33.0492" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="20.263035">20° 15' 46.926" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/useful-explanation-multiple-sclerosis-and-how-high-vitamin-d-levels-can-reduce-chance-getting-ms#comments Health 2012 2000s health 2010s autoimmune diseases Earth multiple sclerosis (MS) Neurology (journal) Sweden (SWE) Umeå SWE Västerbotten County SWE vitamin D Europe http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1460 63.825847 20.263035 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:24:49 +0000 roadskater 1460 at http://roadskater.net Researchers Find Gene Triggering Multiple Sclerosis http://roadskater.net/researchers-find-gene-triggering-multiple-sclerosis <p>I don&#39;t know much about the subject here, but this article caught my eye as a significant find in the search for the genes contributing to Multiple Sclerosis. [We skate Greensboro&#39;s Tour to Tanglewood to help raise money for MS research and treatment.] A quick explanation from the article helps explain MS briefly:</p><blockquote><p>The disease is one in which the body&#39;s immune system mistakenly attacks the electrical insulation of nerve fibers. The cause is part genetic and part environmental,...</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/researchers-find-gene-triggering-multiple-sclerosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/researchers-find-gene-triggering-multiple-sclerosis#comments Multiple Sclerosis 2007 United States of America (USA) health Boston MA multiple sclerosis (MS) Nashville TN San Francisco CA Stockholm Sweden (SWE) http://roadskater.net/crss/node/544 Mon, 30 Jul 2007 06:29:27 +0000 roadskater 544 at http://roadskater.net