Can Multiple Sclerosis be affected by diet?

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Can Multiple Sclerosis be affected by diet?

Postby MSUK » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:59 am

The first prospective population-based study of dietary patterns and risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) has found no relationship between eating a high-quality, healthy diet and a reduced risk of developing MS.

One caveat was that the study focused on current diets in adults only, and it is possible that diet in adolescence may be more important regarding risk for MS, it was noted.... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/dietresearch
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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Re: Can Multiple Sclerosis be affected by diet?

Postby jimmylegs » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:05 am

would be interesting if a comparison of essential macro- and micro-nutrient intake delivered, via the various dietary patterns investigated, were possible. unfortunately serving size was not included in the survey data collected.
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: Can Multiple Sclerosis be affected by diet?

Postby ElliotB » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:52 am

"a high-quality, healthy diet"

And who exactly determined what the "high-quality, healthy diet" was and what premise was used to determine it? While I truly believe it is possibly to affect the ultimate outcome through diet, the "high-quality, healthy diet" is likely not what modern society would expect or accept.
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Re: Can Multiple Sclerosis be affected by diet?

Postby jimmylegs » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:02 am

it is possible to track down the study and have a look at all that info. msuk doesn't provide direct study links though.
as previously posted, study info and answers to questions like 'just what is a healthy diet' can be accessed here:
chronic-cerebrospinal-venous-insufficiency-ccsvi-f40/topic25317.html#p228717
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: Can Multiple Sclerosis be affected by diet?

Postby NHE » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:08 pm

It's a meeting abstract, not even a full paper...
MS Boston 2014: The 2014 Joint Americas and European Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS) meeting. Abstracts PS5.1, PS5.3, and P055. Presented September 11, 2014.
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Re: Can Multiple Sclerosis be affected by diet?

Postby jimmylegs » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:05 pm

yup
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
DRI=MINIMUM eg bit.ly/1vgQclQ
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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