London Researchers Explore How Immigration Changes Risk of Getting MS
April 5, 2016
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust looked at rates of multiple sclerosis among people from different ethnic groups living in east London. They found that people of African and Asian descent had higher rates of MS than people of the same ethnicity living in their native countries of origin. This is in line with our current understanding that an individual’s location and environment, along with their genes, contribute to their risk of getting MS, notes Dr. Nicholas LaRocca, Vice President of Healthcare Delivery and Policy Research for the National MS Society, in a news story on Healthline describing the research.
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