Fresh fish consumption associated with a lower risk of MS

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Fresh fish consumption associated with a lower risk of MS

Post by MSUK » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:41 am

Fresh fish consumption associated with a lower risk of MS #ECTRIMS

Researchers have examined the association between fish consumption and the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) using data from the MS Sunshine Study. The multi-ethnic matched case-control study of incident MS or its precursor, clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), was conducted in a Southern Californian population...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/fresh-fish-consump ... ms-ectrims

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Re: Fresh fish consumption associated with a lower risk of M

Post by jimmylegs » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:54 am

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Fresh fish consumption is associated with a lower risk of multiple sclerosis independent of serum 25OHD levels
https://onlinelibrary.ectrims-congress. ... .risk.html

Background: Oily fish is the best dietary source of both vitamin D and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), both of which may play a protective role in multiple sclerosis (MS).
Methods: We examined the association between fish consumption and risk of MS using data from the MS Sunshine Study, a multi-ethnic matched case-control study of incident MS or its precursor, clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), conducted in a Southern Californian population. Information on fish consumption over the 12 months prior to symptom onset/index date (567 cases, 618 controls) was collected via 2 questions during a structured in-person questionnaire. We used logistic regression models to test associations been fish consumption and MS/CIS, adjusting for age, sex, race/ethnicity, history of infectious mononucleosis, education, smoking and deseasonalised serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations.
Results: Compared with consuming fresh fish less than once per month, consuming fresh fish 1-3 times per month (adjusted OR=0.71; 95%CI 0.54, 0.93; p=0.014) or once per week or more was associated with a 29% reduced risk of MS/CIS (adjusted OR=0.71; 95%CI 0.53, 0.95; p=0.022; p=0.017 for trend). There was no statistically significant association between consuming shrimp/canned/dried fish and risk of MS/CIS. No multiplicative interaction of fish consumption with race/ethnicity on risk of MS/CIS was detected.
Conclusions: These results support a protective effect of fresh fish consumption for risk of MS that is independent of vitamin D status and consistent across racial/ethnic groups. Future studies should elucidate whether specific components of fish (namely omega-3 PUFAs) are protective or whether the replacement of other potentially detrimental foods are factors in reducing the risk of MS.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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