• Consumer Health: MS and your diet

a medical illustration of a normal nerve and one affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) Is there an MS diet?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. With MS, the immune system attacks the protective myelin sheath that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. It is an incurable, potentially disabling disease, and the cause is unknown. There is no evidence that a specific diet can prevent, treat or cure MS. Some special diets can be harmful because they contain too much of certain vitamins or not enough of others. Learn more from Dr. Orhun Kantarci, a Mayo Clinic neurologist.


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