25 March - 1 April 2016
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MS in families studied
An American study is recruiting first degree relatives of people with MS with the intention of mapping how MS develops. An analysis of the first 2,632 participants suggests that the risk of MS in first degree relatives is 30% higher than in the general population. This means that of 10,000 first degree relatives, about 60 will be diagnosed with MS over five years.
Source: MD Magazine
MS Trust link: Risk of developing MS