Seven Things That Could Increase Your Risk of MS

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  • Autoimmune Disease Clusters
  • What’s MS?
  • Gender

Age

Anyone, including children, though that’s rare, can be diagnosed with MS, but it’s more likely to occur when you’re between the ages of 20 and 50.

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