To all the negative consequences of obesity, scientists recently added one more - the threat of multiple sclerosis.
To all the negative consequences of obesity, scientists recently added one more - the threat of multiple sclerosis
The November issue of the journal Neurology features material written by researchers at Harvard University. They were able to prove that obesity in adolescence in girls leads to an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). If a girl is seriously overweight at 18, her risk of getting MS doubles.
"This is further evidence of how obesity leads to other pathological conditions in the body," said study author Cassandra Munger. “And being overweight at a young age can play a fatal role in the development of MS.”
Until now, science cannot clearly determine what exactly is the cause of this severe disease, classified as an autoimmune disease. When MS develops in the body, the immune system mistakenly attacks he althy cells by destroying myelin.
The Harvard study examined 238,000 women who also previously participated in research from 1976 to 2002. Participants were between 25 and 55 years old at the start of the study.
Source:He alth Day