Fish could help reduce multiple sclerosis risk

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The study found people who ate fish once a week had a 45% reduced risk of developing MS.

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A new study has found fish can decreases your chances of developing  multiple sclerosis (MS).

There is currently no cure for MS, a debilitating disease of the nervous system. The condition damages the fatty protective sheaths around nerves and impairs the brain's communication process along with the rest of the body.

"We wanted to see if this simple lifestyle modification, regularly eating fish and taking fish oil supplements, could reduce the risk of MS," study author Dr Annette Langer-Gould of Kaiser Permanente Southern California and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, told the Daily Mail.

The study found people who ate fish often had a 45% reduced risk of developing MS.

The study suggests changes to your diet can have a huge impact in preventing the disease.

Adding fish like salmon, sardines, albacore tuna and late trout and daily fish oil supplements could make a huge difference.

Previous research has also indicated that fatty acids or oil from fish can help prevent MS symptoms.