Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Nature: Women on the pill cut short-term MS risk in half

New research indicates that taking the pill may delay the onset of MS, though it won't prevent MS. Apparently, some doctors currently warn women with a family history of multiple sclerosis not to take the pill.
Women who take the contraceptive pill cut their short-term risk of developing multiple sclerosis by nearly half, according to a survey. The study suggests that the pill could help delay onset of the debilitating neurodegenerative disease.

Link to article at nature.com (free reg req'd?)
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