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Multiple sclerosis relapse linked to fatty diets in children study finds

Children with multiple sclerosis are at an increased risk of relapse with a fatty diet but a high vegetable intake may halve the risk of relapse, a study has found.

Children with multiple sclerosis are at an increased risk of relapse with a fatty diet but a high vegetable intake may halve the risk of relapse, a study has found.

Carried out at 11 centres in the United States with 219 patients, findings revealed that with every 10% increase in energy intake from fat amplified a relapse by 56%. But every cup of vegetables eaten was associated with a halving in the risk of having a relapse.

The study defined relapses as new or recurrent neurological symptoms localising to the central nervous system, lasting for at least 24 hours after a remission of 30 days or more since the previous attack in the absence of an infection or fever.

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