A recent study from a Kaiser Permanente suggests that eating fatty fish once a week may help decrease the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) by 45%. This means that changes in diet may help prevent the condition.
For the study, a team of researchers asked 1,153 people about fish they ate, how often they had fish, and whether they took any fish oil supplements. Approximately half of the patients had been diagnosed with one of the forms of MS, first or recurring.
Study author Dr. Annette Langer-Gould of Kaiser Permanente Southern California and a member of the American Academy of Neurology explains: “We wanted to see if this simple lifestyle modification, regularly eating fish and taking fish oil supplements, could reduce the risk of MS.”