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Preventing multiple sclerosis thanks to knowledge of your DNA

 Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease affecting the central nervous system in which the insulating layer around nerve fibres in the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves is damaged. The onset of MS is generally between the ages of 20 and 40. In the Netherlands more than 16,000 people suffer from MS and roughly 2.5 times more women are affected than men. The symptoms and development of the disease can vary considerably from one person to another.

Preventing multiple sclerosis thanks to knowledge of your DNA

Multiple sclerosis and heredity

The risk of multiple sclerosis is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

Preventing multiple sclerosis

Preventing multiple sclerosis

Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent multiple sclerosis. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.

Reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis

Want to reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis?

An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including multiple sclerosis. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of multiple sclerosis, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.

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iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights

If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.

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With a personal iGene Passport you get practical information for a healthier and happier life based on your own DNA profile.

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