Study Finds Link Between Blood Fats and Artery Size in People With MS

Updated January 22, 2020

A UB study suggests a link between fats in the blood and problems with arteries in people with multiple sclerosis. “This study provides another research avenue that may supplement previous findings published by our comprehensive MS group, including hyperlipidemia effects on disability progression, greater brain lesion formation and greater brain atrophy,” said Dejan Jakimovski, MD, a student in the doctoral program in neuroscience, who was the lead author of the study. Richard W. Browne, PhD, professor of biotechnical and clinical laboratory sciences; Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, professor of neurology; and Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, professor of neurology, were study co-authors.