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The association between obesity and oligoclonal band formation in multiple sclerosis patients

Publication date: Available online 17 July 2015 Source:Obesity Research & Clinical Practice Author(s): Arzu Çoban, Denef Çevik, Selen Özyurt, Mehmet Gencer, Erdem Tüzün, Recai Türkoğlu Since some neurological disorders present with increased body-mass index (BMI) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) oligoclonal bands (OCB), obesity-induced inflammation has been previously speculated in formation of OCB. We investigated the association between BMI, OCB formation and clinical features of MS in 120 patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), a disease with high OCB positivity incidence. Thirty RRMS patients had BMI≥30 and 100 patients displayed CSF OCB. OCB positive and negative patients had comparable BMI and weight values. Disease duration, annual attack n…

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The association between obesity and oligoclonal band formation in multiple sclerosis patients

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