Dietary approaches specific to patients with multiple sclerosis

Authors: K. Vodehnalová;  E. Kubala;  Havrdová;  D. Horáková
Authors‘ workplace: Neurologická klinika a Centrum klinických neurověd 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2023; 86(1): 25-30
Category: Review Article
doi: 10.48095/cccsnn202325


Interest in non-pharmacological treatment of MS is considerable among doctors and patients. In the light of new scientific findings, dietary intervention appears to be a promising adjunctive treatment to established pharmacotherapy. In patients with MS, the diet can lead to suppression of autoimmune inflammation, neurodegeneration and support of remyelination. Several possible specific nutritional directions are now being discussed in professional and patient circles. Thus, it is necessary to focus on the evidence behind them, so that the physician can report to the patient the possible benefits and risks associated with them. At first glance, different dietary approaches in the form of a low-fat or high-fat diet may have similar benefits on the course of MS. However, in the overall approach to the diet of patients with MS, we should continue to adhere to the rules of a rational diet with an emphasis on a high intake of vegetables, fruits and healthy fats.


Diet – Multiple sclerosis – Swank – Wahls – ketogenic


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