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Black women more likely to get multiple sclerosis than white women
Black women more likely to get multiple sclerosis than white women

(May 7, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From California – Black women have higher rates of multiple sclerosis than white women, according to a report published in Neurology. Researchers studied nearly 500 newly diagnosed cases of MS. Results showed that black patients were at 47% increased risk of MS when compared to white patients, while Hispanic patients had a 50% lower risk and Asian patients had an 80% lower risk when compared to white patients. Researchers also found that 70% of the MS cases occurred in females.

 
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