WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING DEVELOPMENT IN MS RESEARCH?
I think it’s super-exciting that there is emerging evidence that diet may influence MS onset and progression. There are many factors in MS that people have no control over, but diet is something that people can be empowered to adapt according to their needs and preferences. Some of the diets that have been marketed to people with MS are very restrictive, which can have a big impact on how people eat and enjoy food. It’s especially exciting to see recent research, including ours, showing that it may not be necessary to heavily restrict certain foods. Rather, a healthy, balanced diet may be the key.