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Increased sun exposure in childhood may reduce risk of MS as adult

Canadian researchers found that women who lived in areas of the US with the highest levels of exposure to the sun's ultraviolet B rays from ages 5 to 15 had a 51% reduced likelihood of developing multiple sclerosis, compared with those who lived in areas with the lowest UV-B exposure during the same age range. The findings in Neurology also showed a lower MS risk among those who spent more time outdoors during the summer growing up.

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