Obesity, High BMI Linked to Greater MS Risk, Autoimmune Activity

Obesity, High BMI Linked to Greater MS Risk, Autoimmune Activity

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Obesity, High BMI Linked to Greater MS Risk, Autoimmune Activity

Obesity and a higher body mass index (BMI) are associated with both increased multiple sclerosis (MS) risk and harmful autoimmune activity that is induced by leptin, a hormone secreted by fat cells, a study finds. These results indicate that leptin, which helps regulate body weight, may act as a functional link between obesity and MS. The study, “Obesity and the risk of Multiple Sclerosis. The role of Leptin,” was published in the Annals of Clinical…

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