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 Obesity linked with greater symptomatic severity of multiple sclerosisObesity linked with greater symptomatic severity of multiple sclerosis
 
Obesity is an aggravating factor in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, the most common form of the disease.
 
   Researchers identify genes linked to most severe symptoms of multiple sclerosisResearchers identify genes linked to most severe symptoms of multiple sclerosis
 
In a bid to determine factors linked to the most debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have identified three so-called "complement system" genes that appear to play a role in MS-caused vision loss.
 
   Multiple sclerosis genomic map implicates immune cells in disease susceptibilityMultiple sclerosis genomic map implicates immune cells in disease susceptibility
 
The International Multiple Sclerosis Genetic Consortium reports the results of its latest study, "Multiple sclerosis genomic map implicates peripheral immune cells and microglia in susceptibility", in the journal Science today: the highly productive collaborative group presents a new milestone in its efforts to understand the genetic basis of multiple sclerosis.
 
 Blocking a molecule could delay the progression of multiple sclerosis
 
Blocking a molecule could delay the progression of multiple sclerosisOver 77,000 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis, a disease whose causes still remain unknown. Presently, they have no hope for a cure.
 
 
 Diet influences multiple sclerosis disease course
 
Diet influences multiple sclerosis disease courseThe short-chain fatty acid propionic acid influences the intestine-mediated immune regulation in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
 
 
 Multiple Sclerosis patients may have greater risk of developing cancer
 
Multiple Sclerosis patients may have greater risk of developing cancerNew results of a 65-year follow-up study of nearly 7,000 Norwegian patients with Multiple Sclerosis suggest that patients may have a greater overall risk of developing cancer than the general population, with an especially high risk of cancer in respiratory organs, urinary organs and the central nervous system.
 
 
 Nature of social cognitive deficits in people with progressive multiple sclerosis
 
Nature of social cognitive deficits in people with progressive multiple sclerosisA recent study by Kessler Foundation researchers provided new findings about the nature of social cognitive deficits in the population with progressive multiple sclerosis