Fish Oil Fails to Help MS

A Norweigian randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial has found fish oil supplements of no help in treating patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). The serum fatty acid levels in those receiving the fish oil supplements increased, yet at 6, 9, and 24 months there were no differences as measured by MRI disease activity between groups. Quality…

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High BMI at Age 20 and MS Risk

Swedish researchers have found that subjects whose body mass index (BMI) was more than 27 at age 20 had a two-fold increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with normal weight subjects. The Nurse's Health Study reported similar findings, indicating that a BMI of 30 or more at the age of 18 is associated…

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