Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who are obese experience a faster degeneration in their optic nerve tissue than those of normal weight, a study found.

Since optic neuropathy correlates with greater nerve cell loss in the brain, tracking changes to the retina may be a feasible way to determine if healthier lifestyle choices can improve outcomes in MS.

Source: https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.c...e-study-finds/

The study, “Association of body mass index with longitudinal rates of retinal atrophy in multiple sclerosis,” was published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal, and funded in part by the National MS Society.