December 18, 2009

Understanding MS is vital in controlling the disease

By Kelley Luckstein

You may be familiar with multiple sclerosis. After all, an estimated 400,000 people, mostly adults, in the United States live with the disease. But did you know that more than twice as many women as men have MS?


According to Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. Brian G. Weinshenker, women are more likely than men to have a gene that produces high levels of a protein called interferon gamma, which may predispose them to the disease.


St. Louis Today, by Dr. John Morley, 12/16/09

Tags: multiple sclerosis, Neurology

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