Autoimmune Flare-Ups in Multiple Sclerosis May Be Influenced by Dietary Fat

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Results from a recent study published in the journal Immunity indicate that dietary fat has an influence in the duration and severity of autoimmune flare-ups in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. The team of researchers also showed that adjusting the length of the fatty acids consumed by mice caused an alteration in the function of gut T helper cells — either increasing or lessening the multiple sclerosis symptoms.

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