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Iron Intake Could Contribute to Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

The study

Researchers from the University of San Francisco, California examined 312 pediatric MS patients and 456 control patients in order to determine if there were any associations between dietary factors and childhood MS.

Parents were given a survey to get an idea of their child's normal development, mainly focusing on things like diet and exercise. In patients with MS, dietary fiber, iron, and dairy intake was significantly lower in both male and female patients. Although all three of these things warrant further discussion, researchers say that the role of iron intake in MS should get particular consideration.