Wholegrain intake reduces risk of paediatric-onset MS

A higher intake of whole grain foods is significantly linked to a reduced risk of developing paediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study conducted by researchers in Canada.

On the other hand, a diet that is more pro-inflammatory, containing higher amounts of fats and proteins, was associated with an increased risk of paediatric-onset MS (POMS). However, this association was not statistically significant.

The researchers noted that the study “raises the possibility that whole grain-rich diets, including Mediterranean-style diets, could reduce the risk of MS.”

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes the consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and olive oil, along with moderate amounts of low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, and red wine. Based on the traditional eating habits of people living near the Mediterranean Sea, this diet is typically low in red meat, animal fats, and processed sugars.