Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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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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Gender Gap in Autoimmunity.In 1999, this report from Caroline Whitacre and her fellow members of the Task Force on Gender, Multiple Sclerosis, and Autoimmunity explained what was known at that time about gender differences in autoimmunity and identified areas for future research.  Some of the issues identified in relation to gender and MS…

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RobW, Community Member, commented on MS in Men and Women: Does Gender Matter? I have MS and am beginning to think that it's a hormonal disease. Notice for…

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