Sometimes, health advice is too good to be true. Eat pomegranates to prevent cancer. Organic food will make your kids smarter. Use sunscreen to treat an autoimmune disease.
What? Wait a minute - that last, as crazy as it sounds, just might be real.
A new study entitled "Salate derivatives found in sunscreens block experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice" published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that certain compounds found in sunscreens may help treat multiple sclerosis (MS). (1)
The researchers, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, were working with an animal model designed to study MS called experimental autoimmune...