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February 2013 MS eNEWS
Body weight and MS
Investigators at Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, compared body size of children and teens with MS or potential MS symptoms with those who do not have the disease. They found that the risk for developing MS was about one and a half times higher for overweight adolescent girls, and over three times higher for girls who were extremely obese. The increased risk with obesity was not found in boys. Why?
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