Hot days worsen cognitive function in MS

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Hot days worsen cognitive function in MS

Postby MSUK » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:19 am

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Patients with MS who require high levels of cognitive functioning should consider the effect of warmer weather on their memory and processing speeds, conclude researchers who show for the first time that warm weather might affect cognitive performance as well as lesion activity in MS.

Researchers from New Jersey in the US found among a group of 45 MS patients who were tested at baseline and after 6 months, cognitive performance declined more in those for whom the weather was warmer at follow-up than at baseline.

They also conducted a crosssectional investigation, looking at 40 people with MS and 40 matched healthy controls. After controlling for disease variables, there was an association between warmer weather and worse cognitive performance, but only among the patients with MS. ...Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1264
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Re: Hot days worsen cognitive function in MS

Postby munchkin » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:16 am

It sems to me that these issues have been around for a long time and I find it quite curious that the researchers are just starting to find out that we have difficulty walking, are afraid of falling, and heat affects us.
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Re: Hot days worsen cognitive function in MS

Postby milesap » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:04 am

I'm not surprised since they cant find a cure they will waste money on something else. It would have been better spent if they researched the 30,000 patients who had ccsvi treatment and what was the cog fog and fatigue and heat tolerance rates before and after treatment.
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Re: Hot days worsen cognitive function in MS

Postby munchkin » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:30 am

I agree and feel that they decided they had to do something because now we seem to have a treatment for quality of life issues. They couldn't be bothered before and now they need to make up some time and get some drug treatments happening. I'm a little bitter and find these new research results an insult.
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Re: Hot days worsen cognitive function in MS

Postby Leonard » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:35 am

it is the insulin relation, also known to diabetes patients.
see also last page of general-discussion-f1/topic15188-285.html
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