Journal article

The association of diet with quality of life, disability, and relapse rate in an international sample of people with multiple sclerosis

Emily J Hadgkiss, George A Jelinek, Tracey J Weiland, Naresh G Pereira, Claudia H Marck, Dania M van der Meer

NUTRITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To explore the association between dietary factors including fat, fruit and vegetable intake, dairy and meat consumption, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL), disability and relapse rate in a large international sample of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: Participants with MS were recruited to the study via Web 2.0 platforms and completed a comprehensive survey measuring demographic and clinical characteristics, HRQOL, disability, relapse rate, and the Diet Habits Questionnaire (DHQ). RESULTS: Of 2469 participants with confirmed MS, 2087 (84.5%) provided complete data on their dietary habits (DHQ total score). Multivariate regression models demonstrated that ev..

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