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Sunnier climates may protect against MS

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VANCOUVER, CANADA - Living in sunnier climates may protect against multiple sclerosis. Oddly enough, that finding comes from researchers in Vancouver, Canada... a place associated more with snow and clouds than sun.

The researchers looked at data on nearly 400 women, most of whom were fair-skinned. Those who lived in the sunniest areas as kids had half the risk for MS as other women.

While the sun is known to play a role in skin cancer, it also helps the body produce Vitamin D.