Australian scientists have found that Vitamin D may slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Figures showing that people living in Tasmania are seven times more likely to develop MS than Queenslanders had suggested a link between sunlight exposure and the disease.
Researchers at the Menzies Institute have now found that taking more vitamin D may also reduce the symptoms of the disease.
They presented their paper at a national scientific conference for medical research in Hobart.