Children with MS may be at increased risk of obesity

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Children with MS may be at increased risk of obesity

Postby MSUK » Mon May 16, 2011 1:11 am

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In addition to the health problems children with multiple sclerosis face, a risk of obesity has entered the picture.

A new study conducted by pediatric MS specialists at the University at Buffalo has found that children with multiple sclerosis and other pediatric demyelinating disorders are at increased risk of childhood obesity, compared to children without these disorders.


The findings build on a study done by other researchers showing an association between obesity in adolescence and MS in adulthood, but this appears to be the first study to evaluate obesity in relation to pediatric demyelinating disorders.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1408
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