Stress does not increase risk of getting MS, study finds (USA Today)

5/30/2011

Source: USA Today
By Mary Brophy Marcus


While stress may increase the risk of MS episodes, it does not lead to the development of the disease, according to a recent study. 

Dr. Karen Blitz-Shabbir,  director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Cushing Neuroscience Institute, concurs with the study and highlights the fact that while there is a link between MS and stress, there is not enough data to connect the development of MS with a compromised immune system caused by stress.

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