The impact of dietary factors in early multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • In the first study to investigate associations between neuroimaging and diet in early multiple sclerosis (MS), significant associations were found between consumption of certain food groups and MS-relevant magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcomes.

Why this matters

  • Case-control studies have suggested links between dietary patterns and incident MS. However, no neuroimaging research has investigated relationships between diet and MRI outcomes in MS to date.

  • Determining if a specific diet is associated with greater brain integrity early in disease could help prevent future disability.