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Women between the ages of 40 and 70 are at higher risk of developing MS. It is also more prevalent in Caucasian people of northern European origin, especially of Scottish descent. Geography and family history also play a role in MS risk.

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Like many people when first diagnosed with MS, I asked the question, “Will my children get MS?” I was told no. That was the late 80s, however, when there was a general belief that MS is not genetic or hereditary. There have been exciting breakthroughs since then. The International MS Genetics Consortium (IMSGC) was formed in 2003…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted New Meta-Study Confirms MS Increases… Studies have found that the overall bone mineral density (BMD) is much…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted International Research Consortium… In the largest genetics study of its kind, researchers from around the world…

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DrR commented on Smoking and MS This could be the isolated case, but from my experience it seems that the involuntary muscle contraction…

12/29/12

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