Survey suggests contraceptive pill delays onset of MS

09/13/2005 | Nature Science Update

A survey of women who used contraceptive pills suggests the treatment cut risk of multiple sclerosis, according to a study in the journal Nature. The survey showed women who took the pill had a risk of developing MS that was nearly half that of women who did not, suggesting that estrogen, which helps regulate the menstrual cycle, protects against MS as well as several afflictions cited in previous studies.

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