In women, multiple sclerosis can reduce folate, vitamin E, and magnesium levels
Multiple sclerosis in women can lower food folate, vitamin E, and magnesium levels. A reduction in these vitamins and minerals can lead to serious health consequences, as they work as powerful antioxidants and contribute to overall good health.
The researchers looked at 27 Caucasian women with multiple sclerosis and compared them with 30 healthy women aged 18 to 60. Participants reported on their diet and nutrition over the previous year before they began taking vitamin D supplements.
On average, the multiple sclerosis women had lower levels of food folate, vitamin E, magnesium, lutein-zeaxanthin, and quercetin. Average intake of food folate among the multiple sclerosis women was 244 mcg, while the healthy women consumed 321 mcg, with recommended daily allowance being 400 mcg. Magnesium intake among the multiple sclerosis women was 254 mg, and the healthy women met the recommended daily allowance of 320 mg by consuming, on average, 321 mg.
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