CCSVI & MS, Women and Heredity...

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   Posted 1/10/2011 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
This is a very interesting article on FB.

"Published online in Neurology, their findings were based on genomic analyses of more than 7,000 members of 1,055 families affected by MS. Ebers and colleagues noted that, 100 years ago, MS was reported to affect men and women about equally. However, in their sample, of the more than 2,100 individuals who had MS, 73% were female. They noted that published reports from around the world point to an approximate 2:1 ratio of female versus male MS patients."

"MS risk is believed to have a strong heritable component centered on MHC genes, but the reason for the female predominance has been unclear. "
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