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The Effects of Different Kinds of Nutrition and Functional Foods on Multiple Sclerosis

[ Vol. 16 , Issue. 5 ]

Author(s):

Masih Falahatian*   Pages 632 - 637 ( 6 )

Abstract:


It is an assumption that different kinds of nutrition, diet sand functional foods might have different positive or negative effects on Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a neuro-inflammatory disease of central nervous system (CNS). This brief paper involved a study on various kinds of nutrition including salt, fat, dairy, fruit, and vegetables. At the end of this study, appropriate diets were evaluated for MS patients. Based on previous studies both on animal models and on MS patients, excessive dietary salt intake and animal fat had worsening effects on MS patients but fruit and vegetable intake helped the remission of MS and decreased the risk of developing of it. There were of course conflicting results in different studies over the role of some nutrition in MS and future studies on larger numbers of cases were required to gain the reliable results. As a result, at the end of this study and based on literature, it's suggested that a diet should be programmed by nutritionists containing fewer salt, fat, and dairy intake and more fruits and vegetables for MS patients in order to relief the disease.

Keywords:

Diet, foods, immune system, multiple sclerosis, nutrition, regime.

Affiliation:

Isfahan Neurosciences Research Center, Alzahra Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan



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