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Why has nutrition been an area of great interest in MS research?

Louis Rosner
Neurology
Because epidemiology studies show varying multiple sclerosis (MS) incidence in different geographical locations and among different races, nutrition has been an area of great interest in MS research for many years. Diet treatments follow four theories - that MS is caused by (1) a deficiency in or excess of a food, (2) a toxic effect of a food, (3) an allergic reaction to a food, or (4) the ingestion of the "MS agent." Some diet treatments over the years have been proved ineffective, while others have not been proved or disproved but rather have failed to stand the test of time. In all fairness, the testing of diets has always been difficult. Outside a controlled hospital environment, it is estimated that only one-third of those tested will adhere strictly to a prescribed diet
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