Multiple Sclerosis Discovery: The Podcast Of The Ms Discovery Forum

Multiple Sclerosis Discovery -- Episode 1



Multiple Sclerosis Discovery: The Podcast of the MS Discovery Forum Transcript of Episode 1 with Dr. Timothy Vollmer [intro music] Host – Dan Keller Hello, and welcome to Episode One of Multiple Sclerosis Discovery, the Podcast of the MS Discovery Forum. I’m your host, Dan Keller. This week’s Podcast features an interview with Dr. Timothy Vollmer, who discusses strategies for maximizing brain health in people with MS. But first, here is a brief summary of some of the topics we’ve been covering on the MS Discovery Forum at First, oral contraceptives. According to a retrospective study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, women with relapsing remitting MS who used combined oral contraceptives tended to have less severe disease, and they were less likely to move on to secondary progressive MS. On the other hand, this study showed no association between oral contraceptives and annualized relapse rates or EDSS scores. An intriguing set of associations, but correlation does not imply c