Recent research suggests that obesity in teenagers increases the chance of developing multiple sclerosis.
Obesity is the result of eating too much food, and unhealthy food, food that is high in fats and sugars. Often these foods enjoyed by teenagers also contain additives. Multiple sclerosis, apparently, is evidenced by demyelination of the nervous system – or a breakdown of the fatty sheath that encases nerves. So it seems to me that the empirical evidence is underpinned by a common sense connection. And is another good reason for teenagers and their parents to care about how much and what is eaten.