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    Default Researcher: Multiple Sclerosis Is Not An Autoimmune Disease

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    An article to be published in the December 2011 issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology argues that multiple sclerosis, long viewed as primarily an autoimmune disease, is not actually a disease of the immune system at all.

    Dr. Angelique Corthals, a forensic anthropologist and professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, suggests instead that MS is caused by faulty lipid metabolism, in many ways more similar to coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) than to other autoimmune diseases. Framing MS as a metabolic disorder helps to explain many puzzling aspects of the disease, particularly why it strikes women more than men and why cases are on the rise worldwide, Corthals says.

    Read more: http://preventdisease.com/news/11/12...-Disease.shtml
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    Default Re: Researcher: Multiple Sclerosis Is Not An Autoimmune Disease

    That is an excellent article and a fascinating hypothesis.

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    Default Re: Researcher: Multiple Sclerosis Is Not An Autoimmune Disease

    Dr Pall considers MS could possibly fall into the category of NO/ONOO- disorders and the hypothesis put forward in the above article fits better than an autoimmune origin if it does fall into the NO/ONOO- category.

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    Default Re: Researcher: Multiple Sclerosis Is Not An Autoimmune Disease

    Aaltrude No/ONOO ??? I'm brain farting here.

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    Default Re: Researcher: Multiple Sclerosis Is Not An Autoimmune Disease

    More info here but brush up on your biochemistry first.

    http://thetenthparadigm.org/index.html

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