Neurologist’s Webcast: Diet and Multiple Sclerosis

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by Wendy Henderson |

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In this Can Do Multiple Sclerosis webcast, Dr. Pavan Bhargava, a neurologist from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore talks about studies regarding the effect of diet on multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Bhargava explains that some studies have found that obesity and poor diet increases the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. He also talks about some of the various diets that have been found to have a positive effect on managing symptoms of MS by changing the composition of gut bacteria.

Bhargava recommends that patients have a low-salt diet and discusses some of the pros and cons of popular diets which are often suggested to MS patients, such as paleo, mediterranean, swank, and gluten-free diets.

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