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Health.com: 12 Surprising Factors That Up Your Risk of MS

When You Were Born

This is strange, but true. “If your mother was pregnant with you through the winter, you are at greater risk for MS,” Dr. Rose says. “It’s a curious phenomenon, but if you are born in spring or late spring, your mom’s levels of vitamin D during pregnancy may have been low which could explain it.”

Finnish researchers found that spring babies are at higher risk of MS. According to this study, an April birth was linked to a 9.4% higher MS risk, while those born in November had an 11.1% lower risk.

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