Wednesday, 16 December 2009

MS & Vitamin D

Link to Radio 4 Woman's Hour Programme:

The Teenager whose mother inspired him to campaign on multiple sclerosis
Ryan McLaughlin is just 14 and his mother Kirsten has multiple sclerosis. A link has been suggested between the disease and Vitamin D deficiency. Ryan took up the cause, calling on the Scottish government to raise awareness on the issue. Now, because of Ryan’s efforts, all pregnant women in the country are to be told about the importance of taking vitamin D supplements. Jenni speaks to Ryan McLaughlin, his mother Kirsten, and to discuss the links between MS and vitamin D, George Ebers, Professor of Clinical Neurology and the University of Oxford.