The risk of my sons coming down with multiple sclerosis has always been a concern for me and I suspect them too. New research conducted in Sweden by Karolinska Institutet used the country’s 28,000 MS patient population from 1968 to present produced the following results.
“The estimated risks in this study turned out lower than the previously reported high risks. The risk for a sibling to a person with multiple sclerosis for developing disease was seven times higher compared to the general population, while the risk for a child of an MS patient was five times higher. The study found no increase in risk for grandchildren and nieces/nephews.”
Information from Science Daily “Familial risks for multiple sclerosis less than previously thought”, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122091451.htm