Maintaining a healthy body weight in your children reduces their likelihood of ever developing Multiple Sclerosis. Just one more reason to keep those kiddies eating right!
Research has suggested that kids who enter puberty early appear to face an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) as adults.
But a new study asserts that it’s actually the excess weight these kids carry around that might raise their odds for MS.
“Although we did see that people who enter puberty at an earlier age were more likely to develop MS, once we factor into their body weight, the results are no longer significant,” said lead researcher Dr. Adil Harroud, a neurologist with the McGill University Health Center in Montreal. “What seems to be the main driver is not the age of puberty, but rather the individual’s body weight throughout their life.”
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