Update in vitamin D and multiple sclerosis

Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2015 Oct;20(4):329-35. doi: 10.17712/nsj.2015.4.20150357.


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common neurological disease, and its etiology remains unknown. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the possible association between MS and vitamin D deficiency. Here, we review the current literature between MS and vitamin D, showing clear evidence that vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for MS despite the lack of direct evidence for the effects of vitamin D in MS progression.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Multiple Sclerosis / epidemiology*
  • Multiple Sclerosis / etiology*
  • Risk Factors
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / complications*
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / epidemiology*