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Obesity raises risk of MS in young girls
Obesity raises risk of MS in young girls

(January 30, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From California - According to research published in Neurology, obesity may raise  risk of multiple sclerosis in young girls. Researchers studied 75 children and adolescents who had been diagnosed with paediatric MS. Participants were between the ages of 2 and 18. These children were compared to nearly 1 million healthy children. Results showed that risk of developing MS was 1.5x higher for overweight girls than girls of a normal weight, 1.8x higher for moderately obese girls, and nearly 4x higher among extremely obese girls. The association was not present in boys.

 
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