Pregnancy May Protect Against MS, Study Says (HealthDay)
By: Kathleen Donehy
New research suggests that pregnancy may decrease women's risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
"Even one pregnancy was associated with nearly a halving of risk [of developing MS symptoms]," said study author Anne-Louise Ponsonby, head of the environmental and genetic epidemiology and research group at Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. The team also found that women who were pregnant two or more times had only one-quarter of the risk of developing MS symptoms as those who were never pregnant.
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