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CNS-ICNA 2020

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Effect of pubertal age and body weight on risk of multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Older age at puberty protects against development of multiple sclerosis (MS), although the magnitude of this association is dependent on weight status/obesity.

Why this matters

  • These findings may lead to novel preventative or treatment strategies for MS, including those aimed at decreasing rates of obesity.

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