New research shows the effect of vitamin D on the genome is widespread and localises to genes and areas of the genome associated with increased susceptibility to MS and other autoimmune diseases. This paper is very important in that it provides a clue to why the effects of vitamin D are so widespread and potentially why vitamin D deficiency is associated with so many different diseases.
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Please see the following press releases on the significance of this work:
1. The Guardian
2. The Metro