Thanks, this is very interesting ..
I am also convinced that MS and diabetes type 2 (adult onset) are not very far apart (see also http://www.thisisms.com/ftopic-15188-da ... asc-0.html
). Apparently, so I was told by doctors, in the early 1980's there has been a intense discussion in the medical world on this topic. Eventually, for reasons unclear to me, the topic disappeared in the background.
Perhaps now, due to these new insights, both as reagrds the venous strictures in the neck and reduced blood flow in teh cerebro-spinal, as well new insights in endocrinology and cellular processes and feeding mechanisms, this discussion should be re-opened.
I searched a bit on the terms like ATP endothelin1 glucose Ca2+ nitric oxide generation STIM1 and find many hits, also with the terms in combination. And there are clear links to cellular feeding e.g. with glucose and the "mobilisation" of the Calcium channel. But then I hit a barrier there because the complexity of the matter is such that it is beyond my grasp as a semi-literate MS patient.
Perhaps we should launch a new thread on this forum to give our global college a chance to emerge in this field as well. Apart from that, I have indications that professionals in the medical world are looking into these things now as well.