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Is obesity associated with risk of pediatric MS?

July 15, 2019

What The Study Did: A single-center study of 453 children in Germany with multiple sclerosis (MS) investigated the association of obesity with pediatric MS risk and with the response of first-line therapy in children with MS.

Author: Peter Huppke, M.D., of Georg August University in Göttingen, German, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.1997)

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