In a report issued last week, researchers from the Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) revealed that drinking low levels of alcohol has little to no effect on the risk of developing MS, while drinking higher levels of alcohol may actually protect against the development of MS. The possible association of alcohol consumption and risk of MS has been previously studied as part of two case-control studies and one prospective study with inconsistent results. Using large population-based studies, authors of the current report investigated the possible association of alcohol consumption and MS and related that association to the effects of smoking—a known risk factor in developing MS.
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Alcohol Consumption and MS Risk: Less Alcohol is Not Necessarily Better For You