Developing effective studies of dietary intervention in multiple sclerosis

Takeaway

  • Logistical issues should be considered when designing a study for dietary interventions in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and it is important that future studies balance the goal of the study with the impact on feasibility and generalizability of the results.

Why this matters

  • There is a large variation in disease progression of MS, and it is unknown how environmental factors play a role.

  • Diet may have a potential effect on progression of MS and clinical outcomes; however, it is a difficult environmental factor to study.