Pregnancy & Multiple Sclerosis

A Canadian research suggests that a pregnancy hormone may help repair the damage to nerves caused by multiple sclerosis.

The Journal of Neuroscience study, by the University of Calgary, may explain why MS tends to go into remission while women are pregnant.

Working on mice, the researchers found the hormone – prolactin – encourages production of myelin, the fatty substance that protects nerve cells. When mice with MS-like nerve damage were injected with the hormone, their myelin was also repaired.

From today’s news (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6376257.stm)

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