Fish Consumption May Help Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk

March 13th 2018
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor
Laurie Toich, Associate Editor

Many studies suggest that certain dietary interventions may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) or improve symptoms. The Mediterranean diet, in particular, has garnered significant attention for MS.

This article was originally published by Specialty Pharmacy Times.

Many studies suggest that certain dietary interventions may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) or improve symptoms. The Mediterranean diet, in particular, has garnered significant attention for MS. The diet, which is rich in fish and vegetables, has been shown to reduce inflammation in patients with MS.

Novel study findings suggest that eating fish 1 to 3 times per month, plus daily fish oil supplements, may reduce MS risk. These results suggest that omega-3 fatty acids could lower the risk of developing MS, according to a press release.

The preliminary study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in April.

“Consuming fish that contain omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to have a variety of health benefits, so we wanted to see if this simple lifestyle modification, regularly eating fish and taking fish oil supplements, could reduce the risk of MS,” said study author Annette Langer-Gould, MD, PhD.

For more information about the study and its results, visitSpecialtyPharmacyTimes.com.

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