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Are pancreatic enzymes effective in treating multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Louis Rosner
Neurology

In the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. Clinton Thienes of the Huntington Memorial Hospital multiple sclerosis (MS) Clinic in Pasadena, California, believed that beef pancreas, injected into the muscle, had a therapeutic value in MS treatment. In some cases speech and spasticity improved to some degree, but the progressive cases showed no change. In all, this treatment is considered ineffective. It has also been tried in pill form, since repeated injections of large, foreign molecules can cause life-threatening reactions.

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