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Study Debunks the Link Between Multiple Sclerosis And Vaccines

In today’s world, people are more aware than ever before. This includes knowing about health issues and remedies. However, the flow of details also means that a lot of myths and false information form. Perhaps one of the biggest examples of this is the effects of vaccination.

Looking at the health advancements from the beginning, one will notice that vaccines were not as popular. As time went by, the effects of vaccination and their importance became common knowledge. Health professionals started citing them mandatory for many reasons.

For instance, for avoiding diseases like polio, vaccines were always recommended. Gradually, the practice of vaccinations upon birth was fundamental in every healthcare facility.

However, now people have brought up other concerns. According to some sources, the effects of vaccination are not always positive. In addition, some people claim that they may actually increase the risk of other many health conditions.

For example, a number of people have started the anti-vaccination movement. In this movement, people no longer vaccinate their children. However, there is no research that comes from a reliable source on this matter.

On the other hand, there are many studies that show that the effects of vaccinations are always positive. A new study further explores the issues and answers an important question. There was a claim that vaccines increase the risk of multiple sclerosis.

The new research proves otherwise. The findings of the study by researchers at the Technical University of Munich appear in the journal Neurology.

Read the study here.

What Was the Research Method?

The disease of multiple sclerosis is a long-term condition that affects the nerves. It severely impacts the central nervous system by damaging the nerve fibers. So far, it is said that multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition.

A person’s immunity may start the destruction of the nervous system in a similar way it safeguards the system from it. Statistically, the condition affects around two million people around the globe. In the United States alone there are approximately one million people living with the issue.

Previous research on the issue shows that a person may develop the issue at any time in life. In the majority of the cases, people between the ages of 20-45 have more chances of having multiple sclerosis. Women have three times higher risk of the problem.

There are a number of risk factors that may increase the chances of MS. Vaccines leading to multiple sclerosis is a belief that is becoming common. To test this, the researchers in the new study did a comparison of people with condition with those who do no have it.

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They also did a comparison of people living with multiple sclerosis with people with other autoimmune conditions. For example, patients of Crohn’s disease. One of the main sources of data came from the Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians records.

What Was the Result?

After analyzing data, the researchers found that people with MS did not have as many vaccines as other people. On the contrast, people who had more vaccines at the right time actually had fewer chances.

In addition, the findings did not only imply to MS but all other autoimmune conditions as well. All in all, the research is yet another addition in the medical literature supporting the use of vaccines.

Marilyn Baer

Marilyn is a graduate of Biochemistry. Prior to joining Top Health News, she has spent many years in research. Her specializations are on proteomics and cellular biology analysis.

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