Being obese may increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis in children and teenage girls, according to a study.
Researchers with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation in Pasadena, Calif., identified 75 children and adolescents diagnosed with pediatric MS between ages 2 and 18, and obtained body mass index scores from before symptoms appeared.
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