A Fish Diet May Help Reduce Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

A recent study has found an association between eating fish and the prevention of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).   Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that may lead to neuro-degeneration.   MS isn’t considered a genetic disease but it does seem to run in families.

Fish and fish oil provide Omega-3 proteins and have a neuro-protective nature.   They also seem to suppress MS-related inflammation.

1,153 people were studied.   Participants were divided into two groups those with a high fish intake (ate fish once per week or took a fish oil supplement) and those with a low fish intake (ate fish less than once per month and no fish oil supplement).   Those with the higher consumption of fish oil in their diets were associated with a 45% reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

Things you can do to help prevent Multiple Sclerosis:

  • Eat Fish or increase fish oil supplements
  • Do not smoke
  • Lower your consumption of Alcohol
  • Increase Vitamin D
  • Increase B12


Continued research into how and why fish/fish oil work against MS is ongoing.

Key Points:

  • 1Fish provide a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) known as omega-3.
  • 2Omega-3 PUFAs protect brain function and are anti-inflammatory.
  • 3Lifestyle modification can reduce the risk of Multiple Sclerosis.

Fish provide a much-needed polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) known as omega-3, which have been shown to be neuroprotective in nature.

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