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Abstract Title:

High dose Vitamin D intake and quality of life in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Abstract Source:

Neurol Res. 2016 Sep 6:1-5. Epub 2016 Sep 6. PMID: 27597724

Abstract Author(s):

Fereshteh Ashtari, Nafiseh Toghianifar, Sayyed Hamid Zarkesh-Esfahani, Marjan Mansourian

Article Affiliation:

Fereshteh Ashtari

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Low level of vitamin D is associated with a more severe course and low quality of life in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Low dose vitamin D intake has improved quality of life in RRMS patients.

OBJECTIVE: This study explored the effect of high dose vitamin D intake on quality of life in RRMS patients in a double blind randomized clinical trial.

METHODS: 94 RRMS patients were randomized to two groups. One group received 50,000 IU vitamin D3 every five days for 3 months. The other group received placebo. Interferon-β (IFN-β) continued as the main treatment in both groups. Quality of life was assessed using MSQOL-54 Persian version at the beginning and at the end of the study.

RESULTS: After 3 months, the vitamin D group had a significant difference in mental health composite with placebo group, 62.41 ± 13.99 vs. 60.99 ± 17.99 (p-value = 0.041). Change in health was 75.74 ± 25.73 and 70.59 ± 26.45 in vitamin D and placebo group, respectively (p-value = 0.036).

CONCLUSIONS: Mental QOL improved significantly after taking high dose vitamin D for 3 months in vitamin D group relative to placebo.

Study Type : Human Study

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