In the first study to investigate associations between neuroimaging and diet in early multiple sclerosis (MS), significant associations were found between consumption of certain food groups and MS-relevant magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcomes.
Why this matters
Case-control studies have suggested links between dietary patterns and incident MS. However, no neuroimaging research has investigated relationships between diet and MRI outcomes in MS to date.
Determining if a specific diet is associated with greater brain integrity early in disease could help prevent future disability.