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originally posted by: intrepid
Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks (relapsing forms) or building up over time (progressive forms). Between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely; however, permanent neurological problems often occur, especially as the disease advances.
And yes, we're number 1.... by a long shot:
I thought they had that one worked out, as a lack of vitamin D, which figures as far as living in the more northern latitudes go. Then add in the modern diet, re. to much Dairy and anything good that you take in is crapped out again due to the casein binding it up.
It's a disease that strikes down adults at their prime -- and it's found Ground Zero in Canada.
Multiple sclerosis afflicts Canadians at a rate that far outpaces anyplace else in the world, a new survey has found.
"It's really shocking … It is almost like a Canadian disease," said Karen Lee, of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
Nearly 100,000 Canadians have the disease, a rate that's 28% higher than the country with the second-highest mark, Denmark, and nine times higher than the global average, according to the survey by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation.
MS is more apt to manifest in countries further from the equator but there's many of those countries. Why is this so prevalent in Canada then? Research hasn't explained this yet. Thoughts?
originally posted by: IamAbeliever
a reply to: ATF1886
MS is more prevalent, oddly enough, north of the Mason-Dixon line. I live in NE Ohio and this area is a hotspot for MS.