Associations between obesity and structural brain changes in those with multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • In a study of over 3,000 people with multiple sclerosis (MS), there were no clinically meaningful correlations between obesity (body mass index [BMI]) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcomes.

Why this matters

    While it has been established that obesity aggravates central inflammation in MS, this study indicates that there is a minimal contribution of obesity on changes in the brain of those with MS.