Multiple sclerosis : the diet may slow the progression

Health 8 December, 2017


Published the 08.12.2017 to 07: 00


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”People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often wonder if they can do something to avoid the disability, but few studies have been conducted on this topic,” says Kathryn C. Fitzgerald, a member of the American Academy of Neurology. Although this new study does not say that a healthy lifestyle reduces the symptoms of MS, it does, however, demonstrate that a link exists between the two.A healthy diet is defined by eating more fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds and complete less of the sugars from desserts and sweet drinks, less red meat and processed meat.

The law of the plate

The participants were divided into five groups according to the quality of their food.The people in the group with the most healthful diet were 20% less likely to have a physical disability more severe than those in the group with the diet the less healthy. The results remained the same after being confronted with the criteria such as age, disease duration etc
In addition, on the psychological level, people with a healthy lifestyle were nearly 50% less likely to suffer from depression, 30% less affected by intense fatigue and 40% less sensitive to pain.

The author of the study, however, has posed a limit to his work : the participants were mostly older, mostly caucasian and lived with their disease for 20 years on average. It then becomes difficult to apply it to all patients.