Journal article

Self-reported use of vitamin D supplements is associated with higher physical quality of life scores in multiple sclerosis

Steve Simpson-Yap, Pia Jelinek, Tracey Weiland, Nupur Nag, Sandra Neate, George Jelinek

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sun exposure and vitamin D, including intake and serum levels, have been associated with reduced risk of MS onset and less progression and may affect quality of life (QoL). We investigated the prospective relationship of these factors with QoL from baseline to 2.5 years' follow-up, in an international cohort of people with MS. METHODS: Data derive from the HOLISM international cohort. Sun exposure and vitamin D supplement use were queried at both timepoints. QoL was assessed by MSQOL-54, estimating physical and mental health QoL composite scores. Characteristics of QoL were assessed by linear regression, adjusted for age, sex, socioeconomic status, treated comorbidity number, MS ..

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