Obesity associated with risk of pediatric MS

Excerpt from Contemporary Pediatrics:

  • Recent study of 75 children showed 51% of Children with MS or CIS were overweight or obese.
  • Results determined that extremely obese girls were nearly 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with MS or CIS and the girls who were moderately obese were nearly twice as likely to be diagnossed compared with girls of normal weight.
    *No association between obesity and MS or CIS for adolescent boys.
  • Fluctuations in estrogen, peripubescent girls in conjunction with the low-level systemic inflammation associated with obesity may escalate the onest of MS or CIS into adolescence from young adulthood.

Childhood obesity epidemic is likely to lead to increased morbidity from MLS or CIS

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