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Vitamin D levels in people with multiple sclerosis and community controls in Tasmania, Australia

van der Mei, Ingrid A F; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Dwyer, Terry; Blizzard, Leigh; Taylor, Bruce V; Kilpatrick, Trevor; Butzkueven, Helmut; McMichael, Anthony

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Background: Adequate 25(OH)D levels are required to prevent adverse effects on bone health. Population-based data on factors associated with 25(OH)D levels of people with MS have been lacking. Objectives: To examine the prevalence and determinants of vitamin D insufficiency in a population-based sample of MS cases and controls, and to compare 25(OH)D status between MS cases and controls, taking into account case disability. Methods: We conducted a population based case-control study in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/37050
Source: Journal of Neurology
DOI: 10.1007/s00415-006-0315-8

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