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Tour to Tanglewood Section of Roadskater.net

Hi and welcome! This is a special part of Roadskater.net for anyone who loves, or thinks they might grow to love, the awesome 2-day Tour to Tanglewood skate and bike ride (skride) for Multiple Sclerosis. It shows links to photos, articles, maps and more from our roadskating and cycling team members who have participated in Tour to Tanglewood every year since 1999.

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Useful Explanation of Multiple Sclerosis and How High Vitamin D Levels Can Reduce Chance of Getting MS

Since we raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis research and advocacy through the Carolina Century and as the Roadskater.net cycling and inline skating team, we often are asked about the disease. We've tried to learn more about it, but it can be difficult to explain in a few words. One of our sidebars on this site tracks MS research, and usually the articles are either inconclusive or incomprehensible.

This article is pretty good, especially in the last three paragraphs, which explain MS generally. It's worth a read as a backgrounder, and for the information on the Vitamin D as a factor in MS development. The first comment to the article also seems knowledgeable, and the recommendation for Vitamin D from sunlight sounds good...but I think I may need to add some vitamins in with that. 

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Possible Cure for MS?

Here's some info about a surgical procedure performed by an Italian doctor to halt MS. The procedure unblocks restricted bloodflow from the brain in MS patients. 2 years later, 73% of those who had the procedure (65 people) showed no symptoms of MS!!

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Obese Women Age 18 to 20 Found to Have Over Twice the Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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. 

...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.

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Multiple Sclerosis News: Early Smoking Bad, Prolonged Breast Feeding Good for Mom to Stave off Relapses

A couple of recent reports of preliminary research or small studies are interesting. Much research seems to involve early age factors in developing multiple sclerosis later. In this regard, a study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine indicates that those who started smoking before age 17 had a higher risk of getting MS...

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Multiple Sclerosis Patients' Own Stem Cells Might Reverse Early Stage MS, plus more MS news

I found some Multiple Sclerosis news in the right sidebar worth noting.

First is a finding that researchers in a small study...

...appear to have reversed the neurological dysfunction of early-stage multiple sclerosis patients by transplanting their own immune stem cells into their bodies and thereby "resetting" their immune systems.

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Carolina Century 2008 Photos 102-Mile Bike Ride Inline Skate Roadskate Greensboro NC

Check out my 570 photos from the Carolina Century at: http://roadskater.net/photos/carolina-century-2008-greensboro-nc-102-mil... The photos are from three cameras in time sequence, the vast majority (510) from my road cam and the rest at the start/finish at Gospel Baptist Church. Here's the kmz file for Google Earth for 510 geolocated thumbnails from my road cam (additional photos available on the above collection):
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Multiple Sclerosis: Many Scars Damaging Nerves and How and Why You Can Help with Treatment and Research

The party's over. Part of it was canceled by the Hurricane/Tropical Storm Hanna. We still skated and rode and had a great time!

However, while the Tour to Tanglewood for Multiple Sclerosis was delayed and shortened and is now over, for everyone with MS--and everyone who cares for them--the disease goes on.

So we need to keep going. Let's help them. Will you help me help them?

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