Women who drink milk during pregnancy reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis in their children, according to neurologists at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
They studied diet patterns of over 35,000 pregnant women. 199 of them subsequently had children with multiple sclerosis. Those children whose mothers had 4 glasses of milk every day were 56% less likely to get the disease compared to those whose mothers drank just 3 glasses of milk a month. Vitamin D intake was also reported to affect the risk. Those children whose mothers got enough vitamin D during the pregnancy were twice less likely to develop multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D improves calcium uptake and influence the development of multiple sclerosis.
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