Smoking shows a connection to brain atrophy in individuals with multiple sclerosis.
Smoking cessation may help to decelerate brain volume loss in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to data presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).
Previous studies have indicated that smoking increases the rate of brain atrophy in MS.
In order to evaluate the effects of smoking cessation, Navid Seraji-Bozorgzad, MD, of Wayne State University, and colleagues conducted a retrospective study of medical records of patients with who had a history of smoking. Available clinical data included 3T brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and self-reported smoking status.
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