Identifying a Cause

June 2006
PN;Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p22
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The article presents information on the causes of the disease, multiple sclerosis (MS). According to National MS Society, the disease is not contagious. However, in some groups the disease can develop more frequently. Women have a higher rate of developing it than men. Although genetics plays a part, the immune system has to be activated. In different people, the cause may be different. Something does trigger the immune system, whether it's an environmental factor, a virus, or an infection. Even after 50 years of research in the field, scientists have not been able to identify any particular virus. Factors like lack of sunlight, presence of toxins and metals are being looked into, but evidence has not been established.


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