Journal article

Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of diet adherence and relationship with diet quality in an international cohort of people with multiple sclerosis

Steve Simpson-Yap, Nupur Nag, Mohamed Jakaria, George A Jelinek, Sandra Neate

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Diet has been associated with the onset and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple diets, varying in recommendations, have been proposed as beneficial to people with MS. The characteristics of those who follow specific diet-programs and the relationships of these diet-programs with diet quality is under-explored. METHODS: Data from the HOLISM study were analysed. Adherence to selected MS-specific diets (Ashton Embry Best Bet, McDougall, Overcoming MS (OMS), Palaeolithic, Swank, and Wahls Elimination) were each queried on 5-point Likert scales, and moderate (≥3/5) and rigorous (≥4/5) adherence defined. Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of adherence were evalu..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank HOLISM study participants for their voluntary contribution and the anonymous funders of the Neuroepidemiology Unit and Mr Wal Pisciotta. We also thank the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Charity for supporting the open access costs of this publication. We thank Alexander Fidao for contributing to an earlier version of this manuscript.