2019: lifestyle and depression in MS

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2019: lifestyle and depression in MS

Post by jimmylegs » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:02 pm

Modifiable factors associated with depression and anxiety in multiple sclerosis (2019)
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs ... /ane.13132

"...Depression and anxiety was prevalent in 27% and 40%, respectively; 20% had both. Mean SNAP score was 2.7/5; only 3% met all healthy lifestyle recommendations. Only 10% reported adequate fruit/vegetable intake, and 22% reported a combination of unhealthy BMI, inadequate physical activity and inadequate nutrition. A healthier SNAP score was associated with lower depression prevalence (adjusted prevalence ratio 0.83 (95%CI 0.75, 0.92) per unit increase) and depression severity (adjusted β ‐0.44 (95%CI ‐0.64, ‐0.24)), but not with anxiety.
...The associations between a healthier SNAP score and lower depression are likely bi‐directional. SNAP risk factor prevalence and co‐occurrence, especially inadequate nutrition and low physical activity, was high among Australians with 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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