Wednesday, 2 October 2013

MS prevalence

This is the data collected by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation.  This graphic shows the worldwide prevalence of MS. 

Notice Canada. 

And notice the higher prevalence in northern European countries.

Typically, and historically (although immigration is now confusing this theory), MS affects those from northern latitudes, and those with genetic connections in certain northern climates.  The theory behind this is the correlation between MS and vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) deficiency.  Although only a pin prick in the maze of what actually causes MS, this map shows the importance of considering vitamin D and sunlight exposure...


And, just to pack in a laugh... thank you to Jack's friend who has lent us this...

We are now a remote-control-fart household.  The fun; the fun.

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