Fact or nah: Fasting improves MS

Many say Nah and many say yes, find out right now.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). People with multiple sclerosis (MS) can find an abundance of conflicting advice suggesting that special diets – everything from avoiding processed foods to going low-carb – will ease their symptoms. But the evidence is scanty that dietary changes can improve fatigue or other MS symptoms. Laura Piccio, MD, an associate professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis decided to put this theory to the test. 

Piccio and colleagues are recruiting patients with relapsing-remitting MS for a 12-week study. Half will stay on their usual Western-style diet seven days a week, while the other half will maintain such a diet five days a week but limit themselves to 500 calories of vegetables the remaining two days.

The trial is based on findings from a mouse study Piccio and Yanjiao Zhou, MD, PhD – an assistant professor at the University. 

Piccio and colleagues are recruiting patients with relapsing-remitting MS for a 12-week study. Half will stay on their usual Western-style diet seven days a week, while the other half will maintain such a diet five days a week but limit themselves to 500 calories of vegetables the remaining two days.

The trial is based on findings from a mouse study Piccio and Yanjiao Zhou, MD, PhD – an assistant professor at the University 

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