The latest in multiple sclerosis news includes a new study linking lifestyle choices with lower quality of life.
For years, people with MS have been advised to exercise more and eat healthy foods. That is advice given to me, personally, and to others with whom I have spoken. Now, a new study confirms that lack of physical activity and a poor diet may be the most common risk factors for poor health and survival in patients with multiple sclerosis.
The research, “Individual And Co-Occurring SNAP Risk Factors,” was published in the International Journal of MS Care.
The development of other medical conditions in MS patients may both delay an MS diagnosis and increase the progression of the disease. SNAP risk factors — smoking, poor nutrition, excess alcohol consumption, and insufficient physical activity — contribute to the development of several health conditions in the general population, but even more so among MS patients.
Previous studies have tried to determine the effect of each SNAP risk factor in MS, but researchers have been unable to determine how multiple SNAP factors combine to increase risk.
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