Oral contraceptives may delay onset of Multiple Sclerosis

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Oral contraceptives may delay onset of Multiple Sclerosis

Postby MSUK » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:10 am

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Research results indicate that the use of oral contraceptives (OCs) may delay the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) in women susceptible to the disease.

Previous studies have suggested that sex hormones, particularly estrogen, may influence the pathogenesis and course of MS. Therefore, Per Holmqvist (County Hospital, Sundsvall, Sweden) and colleagues examined the relationships between OC use, childbirth, and MS... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... pageid/708
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