Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that attacks the brain, spinal cord, central nervous system.
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The Orkney islands in Scotland have the highest incidence of multiple sclerosis in the world, a new study has shown, lending weight to the theory that the absence of strong sunlight may be a factor.
The north of Scotland has been known for some time to have a high prevalence of MS, but the first study of its kind in 40 years has found that the rates in the Orkney Islands, Aberdeen and Shetland are not only very high but have increased since the 1980s.
The prevalence of the condition in Orkney is far higher than has been recorded anywhere else. By 1983/4, when the last study was done, both Orkney and the Shetlands had a rate of 190 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Even then, say the authors of the new study from the University of Edinburgh, this was extremely high, given that 30 cases per 100,000 was considered a high-risk area.