Multiple Sclerosis: Twenty Years on Low Fat diet
Journal/Book: Archives of Neurology. 1970; 23: 460-474.
Abstract: One hundred and forty-six patients with multiple sclerosis were placed an a low fat diet and followed up an average of 17.1 years (14.5 to 19.7 years) . The course of disease in these patients was less rapidly progressive than in untreated cases available in the literature for comparison. There was a significant reduction in the death rate, in the frequency and severity of exacerbations, and in the rate at which patients became unable to walk and work. If treated early in the disease, before significant disability had developed, a high percentage of cases remained unchanged for up to 20 years. When treated later in disease, the disease usually continued to be slowly progressive. Patients who consumed the least amount of fat and the largest amounts of fluid oils deteriorated less than those who consumed more fat and less oil.