3 New Things About MS

March 17, 2015
Mark L. Fuerst

Highlights of recent findings about multiple sclerosis are summarized in this slide show.

Multiple sclerosis affects more than 400,000 Americans and an estimated 2.5 million persons worldwide. The disease has evolved from untreatable to one for which many disease-modifying therapy options are available for patients with relapsing MS, and new therapies are in the pipeline.Highlights of recent findings about MS are summarized in this slide show. Key take-home points:
• Coffee intake may protect against MS, supporting the idea that caffeine may have protective effects for the brain.
• Women with MS may consume lower amounts of 5 antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients: magnesium, folate (from food), vitamin E, lutein-zeaxanthin, and quercetin.
• Identification of the pathological progression of MS may lead to new treatment options.