Will it be statins for MS next?

Dyslipidemia is associated with more rapid progression of disability in people with signs of early multiple sclerosis, an Australian study suggests.

Patients with high BMIs or with high levels of ‘total cholesterol minus HDL’, or ‘the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL’ when diagnosed with their first demyelinating event, had worse outcomes on disability scores over the five years of follow up, a prospective study of 279 patients showed.

And having levels of triglycerides ≥ 2.3 mmol/L or being obese at baseline roughly doubled the risk of relapse,