Certain Hormones Could Contribute to MS


By Alabama News Network

New research presented in Philadelphia suggests certain hormones may contribute to the development of multiple sclerosis.

Researchers first looked at the so-called "obesity hormone" leptin and found people who were obese at age 20 were twice as likely to develop MS later on compared to non-obese people.

Researchers also looked at women who took birth control pills and found women who had used hormonal contraceptives were 35 percent more likely to develop MS than those who did not use them.  

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