Friday, February 15, 2013

Girls Obesity Increases the risk of developing MS

Besides the many risks the girls who are suffering from childhood obesity are facing, the researchers also found a very serious and increased risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis.

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Thus, girls who are obese have a risk three to four times more likely to develop Multiple Sclerosis than normal weight girls. However, the study has also shown that weight doesn't cause Multiple Sclerosis, but obesity represents a factor who increases the risk of developing this neurological disease.

Although the researchers  recent findings do not provide a clear answer about the link between obesity and Multiple Sclerosis, hypotheses raised by American experts coordinated by Dr. Annette Langer-Gould, the Institute Kaiser Permanente Southern California can not be ignored.

Assumptions arising from recent research relates to the increasing number of cases of patients with Multiple Sclerosis, was recorded, coincidentally or not, about the same time as multiplication in obesity in adolescents.
 In the experiment conducted by American experts were involved 75 children diagnosed with pediatric Multiple Sclerosis, a rare condition in children, and over 900,000 other children, clinically healthy.

 After studying weight, height and other factors deemed necessary in research, experts have observed that young obese had an increased risk of suffering, in the future of Multiple Sclerosis. According to this study, the risk was more than half of teenagers who had weight problems.

Half of children and adolescents with Multiple Sclerosis were screened and obese, compared with 37% of children and adolescents with normal weight.  "Our findings suggest the childhood obesity epidemic is likely to lead to increased morbidity from MS/CIS, particularly in adolescent girls," Langer-Gould and her colleagues wrote.

Multiple Sclerosis is a rare neurological disease in which the body's immune system destroys the protective sheath that covers nerves. The disease affects the central nervous system, especially the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves and can cause difficulty in strength and muscle control, vision, balance, sensation and disorders of mental function.

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