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  1. Link Between Environment and Genetics in Triggering Multiple Sclerosis: Discovery Points to Personalized Treatments: “‘MS results from complex interactions between an individual’s genetics and his or her environment,’ said study leader Dr. Michael Demetriou, a UCI neurologist and associate director of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Center.”
  2. Exercise Helps Protect Brain of Multiple Sclerosis Patients, Study Suggests: “’Our hypothesis is that aerobic exercise enhances these nerve growth factors in MS patients, which increases the volume of the gray matter and increases the integrity of the white matter,’ she said.”

Read the articles for yourself, but below is my one sentence summary of each:

  1. You can’t change your genes, but you can change your environment (i.e. lifestyle) to help prevent and treat MS.
  2. You need to exercise to keep your brain healthy.