Why is your research important and how will it influence the understanding and treatment of MS?
Many people with MS change their diet after diagnosis, although there is no consistency in the types of changes people make. Furthermore, many special diets are promoted for people with MS, but these diets may not be backed up by scientific evidence. This study will help us understand what foods, nutrients and dietary patterns might benefit people at high risk of MS and at early stages of the disease. This is important information, since diet is something that people can take control of themselves.