harvard university http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/3301/0 en Obese Women Age 18 to 20 Found to Have Over Twice the Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) http://roadskater.net/obese-women-age-18-20-found-have-over-twice-risk-developing-multiple-sclerosis-ms <p> A new study finds interesting information on the time of life that obesity may affect a woman's chance of developing Multiple Sclerosis. In studying data from 200,000 women over 40 years, researchers found that obesity in late adolescence and early adulthood (18 to 20 years old) doubled the chance of developing muliple sclerosis later in life.  </p> <blockquote> <p> ...a surprising finding was that the results showed a significant link to increased MS risk only from obesity during adolescence, but not during childhood or adulthood. </p></blockquote> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Nurses’ Health Study - Channing Laboratory</span> <div class="street-address"> 181 Longwood Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Boston</span>, <span class="region">Massachusetts</span> <span class="postal-code">02115</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="voice">Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">617-525-2279</span> </div> <div class="tel"> <abbr class="type" title="fax">Fax:</abbr> <span>617-525-2008</span> </div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.336691">42° 20' 12.0876" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-71.102089">71° 6' 7.5204" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.336691+-71.102089+%28181+Longwood+Avenue%2C+Boston%2C+MA%2C+02115%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=181+Longwood+Avenue&amp;csz=Boston%2C+MA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=181+Longwood+Avenue&amp;city=Boston&amp;state=MA&amp;zipcode=02115" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/obese-women-age-18-20-found-have-over-twice-risk-developing-multiple-sclerosis-ms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/obese-women-age-18-20-found-have-over-twice-risk-developing-multiple-sclerosis-ms#comments Multiple Sclerosis 2009 adults harvard medical school harvard university adolescents Boston MA children Harvard Medical School multiple sclerosis (MS) research women nurses' health study obesity studies http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1149 42.336691 -71.102089 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:50:08 +0000 roadskater 1149 at http://roadskater.net