2017 review: The role of diet in multiple sclerosis

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2017 review: The role of diet in multiple sclerosis

Postby jimmylegs » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:13 am

The role of diet in multiple sclerosis: A review
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... 17.1303016
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a multifactorial, inflammatory, and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system, where environmental factors interact with genetic susceptibility. The role of diet on MS has not been comprehensively elucidated; therefore, through an extensive search of relevant literature, this review reports the most significant evidence regarding nutrition as a possible co-factor influencing the inflammatory cascade by acting on both its molecular pathways and gut microbiota. Since nutritional status and dietary habits in MS patients have not been extensively reported, the lack of a scientific-based consensus on dietary recommendation in MS could encourage many patients to experiment alternative dietetic regimens, increasing the risk of malnutrition. This work investigates the health implications of an unbalanced diet in MS, and collects recent findings on nutrients of great interest among MS patients and physicians. The aim of this review is to elucidate the role of an accurate nutritional counseling in MS to move toward a multidisciplinary management of the disease and to encourage future studies demonstrating the role of a healthy diet on the onset and course of MS.

TRUTH. once again, no thanks, blanket dietary recommendations. there's a reason they don't work for everyone. keep moving, and work hard to achieve optimal intakes of essential macro and micro nutrients from healthful sources. increase healthy intakes in lockstep with increased physical activity and/or antinutrient influences.

can't get into full text by the looks of things. not yet at least. bummer.
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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