Obese girls may have raised risk of multiple sclerosis

The authors identified 75 children diagnosed with paediatric MS or its potential precursor, clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), from a California cohort and compared them to >900,000 controls. 

Most of those with MS or CIS (54.7%) were female. More than half had high BMI compared to 36.6% of the children who did not have MS/CIS. 

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