Month of birth may influence risk of MS by promoting changes in immune system development

Researchers from the UK investigated why people born in May appear to have a higher risk of developing MS than those born in November. Based on tests done on umbilical cord blood from healthy babies, they suggest that those born in May tend to have higher levels of potentially harmful immune cells and lower levels of vitamin D in their blood, and that these factors may influence MS risk.

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