Obesity linked to poor cognitive performance in people with multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Higher body mass index (BMI) in the obesity range is associated with poorer cognitive performance in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Why this matters

  • Obesity has been shown to result in poor cognitive performance in healthy individuals – investigating associations between overweight/obesity and cognitive performance in people with MS may result in lifestyle measures to address the challenges of excessive BMI.