https://overcomingms.org/plant-based-fa ... isk-of-ms/
regardsA recent study reported at ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS) in Barcelona reports that higher intake of plant-based essential fatty acids, such as alpha linolenic acid in flaxseed oil, may reduce the risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis.
Examining data from the Nurses Health Study on nearly 180,000 nurses in the US, investigators found that individuals who consumed the most foods containing plant-based polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) had one-third lower MS risk than those individuals consuming the least amount. However, they found no significant association between consuming a diet high in fatty acids from fish and MS risk.
Lead researcher Kjetil Bjørnevik, MD (PhD student), research fellow, University of Bergen, Norway, said: “For the last half a century, there has been a lot of interest in PUFAs (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids), but it has been mainly focused on fish-derived PUFAs — what we get from consuming fish. Here in our study, we don’t actually see an association between those types of PUFAs and MS risk.”