Can ‘Good’ Cholesterol Protect Against MS?

HDL, aka “good” cholesterol, contains a protein known as ApoA1 that has shown to prevent inflammation in the body. In Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the immune system attacks neural cells of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve which can lead to inflammation. A recent study showed that patients with MS actually have lower concentrations of this protein in their body. It was shown that ApoA1 protein was reduced by 25% in patients with relapsing-remitting MS, 50% in secondary progressive MS, and 75% in primary progressive MS. Although this concept is still in its preliminary phase, it has potential to become a recognized treatment therapy in the future. What dietary and lifestyle changes have you utilized and found successful in your patients with Multiple Sclerosis?

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