« Off to see the 'Wizard' | Main | MS catches up with Coach »

Bagpipes and kilts cause MS

A SURVEY carried out by a neurologist in St. Vincent's hospital in Dublin has found Donegal has a far higher level of Multiple Sclerosis than Wexford.

Chris McGuigan believes the reason for the variance is the high level of Scottish heritage in Donegal.

According to a report in 'The Sunday Times' this weekend the historical influx of settlers from Scotland and Northern Europe has left those living in the north of Ireland generally at a greater risk of contracting the neurological condition.

More here.

March 3, 2004 in research | Permalink