Journal article

Higher fish consumption and lower risk of central nervous system demyelination.

Lucinda J Black, Yun Zhao, Yee Cheng Peng, Jill L Sherriff, Robyn M Lucas, Ingrid van der Mei, Gavin Pereira, undefined Ausimmune Investigator Group

Eur J Clin Nutr | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The evidence for diet as a risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS) is inconclusive. We examined the associations between fish consumption and risk of a first clinical diagnosis of central nervous system demyelination (FCD), a common precursor to MS. METHODS: The 2003-2006 Ausimmune Study was a case-control study examining environmental risk factors for FCD, with participants recruited from four regions of Australia and matched on age, sex, and study region. Dietary intake data were collected using a food frequency questionnaire. We used conditional logistic regression models to test associations between fish consumption (total, tinned, grilled, and fried) and risk of F..

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