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Fatty fish could help drastically reduce risk of multiple sclerosis: Study

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 2, 2018, 3:45 pm IST
Updated Mar 2, 2018, 3:45 pm IST
The study suggests changes to your diet could prevent the disease.
Fatty fish could help drastically reduce risk of multiple sclerosis. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Fatty fish could help drastically reduce risk of multiple sclerosis. (Photo: Pixabay)

Lower you risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) by consuming fish just once a week, researchers say.

There is currently no cure for MS, a debilitating disease of the nervous system. The condition damages the fatty protective sheaths around nerves and impairs the brain's communication process along with the rest of the body.

 

"We wanted to see if this simple lifestyle modification, regularly eating fish and taking fish oil supplements, could reduce the risk of MS," study author Dr Annette Langer-Gould of Kaiser Permanente Southern California and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, told the Daily Mail.

The study found people who ate fish often had a 45% reduced risk of developing MS.

The study suggests changes to your diet can have a huge impact in preventing the disease.

Adding fish like salmon, sardines, albacore tuna and late trout and daily fish oil supplements could make a huge difference.

Previous research has also indicated that fatty acids or oil from fish can help prevent MS symptoms.

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