Californian scientists have discovered a simple and salutary approach to reduce the risks of developing multiple sclerosis. According to them, consuming fish and other seafood, as well, is beneficial against multiple sclerosis.
A new research conducted by Kaiser Permanente recommends patients prone to multiple sclerosis to consume fish since it can diminish the risks of developing multiple sclerosis. Also, it’s beneficial for people who already suffer from multiple sclerosis.
Consuming fish reduces the risks of developing multiple sclerosis by 45%
Dr. Annette Langer-Gould, the study’s coauthor and a neurologist at Kaiser Permanente Southern California admitted that the study was focusing on depicting the exact roles the Omega 3 fatty acids have in protection against degenerative diseases.
The researching team from Kaiser analyzed the dietary habits of approximately 1,100 patients, aged around 36. 50% of the participant were already suffering from multiple sclerosis in its early stages.
“The people who consumed fish or seafood on a regular basis at least once a week had a much lower risk of developing Multiple Sclerosis. They had a 45% reduction in risk,” stated Dr. Annette Langer-Gould.
The Kaiser Permanente scientists team have also discovered that consuming fish for up to 3 times a month and taking fish oil supplements are beneficial, too. In these cases, the risk of developing multiple sclerosis lowered by 24%.
The best fish and seafood for reducing the risks of developing multiple sclerosis
Among the best fish and seafood rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, there are tuna, salmon, sardines, shrimps, and lake trout.
Fish oil supplements may also be beneficial but only to a point, because the fish contains a lot of other nutrients that work together with the Omega 3 fatty acids to reduce the risks of multiple sclerosis, according to Dr. Annette Langer- Gould.
“They’re very important for multiple functions including both neuro-cognitive development. They’re also nerve-protective during aging,” Dr. Langer-Gould explained.
Even though the Kaiser Permanente research has proven that consuming fish can reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, the researchers also consider that eating fish may reduce the symptoms of already-installed multiple sclerosis, as well as other degenerative diseases’ symptoms, while supporting the cardiovascular health, too.