Healthy Living

The Best Diet and Foods for Multiple Sclerosis

Research demonstrates positive effects of unsaturated fats

The study our attention is called to is from the work of Professor Roy Laver Swank, MD, PhD., of the Swank Multiple Sclerosis Clinic in Portland, Oregon.

What initially spawned his interest in researching a possible connection between MS and diet came from his observations that MS occurred with those eating a saturated-fat diet. And, that those who ate fish (which is high in omega-3 fats), were healthier.

Dr. Swank’s fascination with these facts led him to a 35-year research project with 150 participants. The study began in 1949 and was published in the medical journal, The Lancet in 1990.

Dr. Swank’s conclusion to the study was that “people who adhered to a diet very low in saturated fats had dramatically better health outcomes than those who did not.”