More evidence that sun exposure reduces MS risk

Study is the first to look at UVB rays over a person’s lifetime

Living in a sunny climate may reduce the risk of MS, according to measurements of sun exposure over a lifetime.

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The Canadian study of 141 Caucasian women with MS and 235 without has identified that those exposed to UVB rays from summer sun earlier in life have a reduced risk of the disease.

While previous studies have shown similar findings, the researchers say this is the first study to look at exposure over a lifetime.

“We found that where a person lives and the ages at which they are exposed to the sun’s UVB rays may play important roles in reducing the risk of MS,” &nbsp

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