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
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..View full abstract
We thank all the participants of the HOLISM study, and the Bloom Foundation and Michael (Mick) Martin for generous support of the project.