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High-Fat Diet Risks Multiple Sclerosis Relapse

Increasing Veggies Cuts Risk

A high-fat diet increases the risk of relapse of multiple sclerosis in children by as much as 56 percent, reports The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. A multi-university study of 219 children also found that each 10 percent increase in saturated fat as a share of total calories tripled the risk of relapse. Inversely, each additional cup of vegetables per week cut the risk of the disease by 50 percent.


This article appears in the April 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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