Frequent sun exposure in children and young adults is less likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to a study published on December 8, 2021 in the journal Neurology. The study was conducted by scientists from the University of California, San Francisco and the Australian National University.
The study involved 332 people aged 3-22 years with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The subjects or their parents had to fill out special questionnaires. It turned out that those who spent half an hour to an hour on average a day outdoors were 52 percent less likely to develop multiple sclerosis than those who were outdoors for less than 30 minutes daily.