Pregnancy may delay MS onset

An Australian-led study suggests there's an association between pregnancy and the timing of the disease's first presentation

Pregnancy may delay the onset of multiple sclerosis symptoms by more than three years, according to a new Australian-led study.

Researchers say the finding has implications for a greater understanding of the causes of MS and the potential use of hormone therapy to delay symptoms.

The study used a global database of more than 70,000 MS patients called MSBase and was run by Monash University in Melbourne.

It looked at whether pregnancy delayed the onset of MS.

The researchers identified more than 2557