Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stress does not cause Multiple Sclerosis | CCSVI Mexico
Research from Norway finds that although stress may aggravate multiple sclerosis incidents in women, it does not increase the risk of developing the disease.
Two cohorts of the Nurses’ Health Study were examined to find out if the stress of daily life or having a stressful childhood increases women’s risk of acquiring MS.
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The Nurses’ Health Study observed 121,700 female nurses aged 30 to 55 starting in 1976, and the Nurses’ Health II study followed 116,671 female nurses aged 25 to 42 from 1989. The study’s participants rated their stress at work and at home and answered questions about any physical and sexual abuse they experienced as children and teens.
In the group one 77 women developed MS by 2005. In the group two 292 women developed the disease by 2004. Their stress levels at home and work had no effect on the risk of them developing multiple sclerosis and that remained after the researchers had adjusted results for variables such as body mass index at age 18, smoking habits, ethnicity and what latitude they were born at.
Stress from childhood physical and sexual abuse and trauma also failed to raise the risk of developing the MS, and this again stayed the same following adjustments for variables.
“This rules out stress as a major risk factor for MS,” said Trond Riise, the study’s author from the University of Bergen in Norway. “Future research can now focus on repeated and more fine-tuned measures of stress.”
The study was released Tuesday May 31 2011 in the journal Neurology.
Angeles hospital in Tijuana is part of Mexico’s largest private hospital network and offers a cutting edge multiple sclerosis therapy called CCSVI treatment.

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