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Higher intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids is associated with a decreased risk of a first clinical diagnosis of central nervous system demyelination: Results from the Ausimmune Study

Hoare, Samuel; Lithander, Fiona; van der Mei, Ingrid; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Lucas, Robyn


BACKGROUND There is contradictory evidence for a role of dietary fat in risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVES To examine the association between usual fat intake (total, saturated, monounsaturated (MUFA), polyunsaturated (PUFA), omega-3 and omega-6) and risk of a first clinical diagnosis of CNS demyelination (FCD). METHODS Multi-centre incident case-control study in four regions of Australia during 2003-2006. Cases were aged 18-59 years and had a FCD; controls were matched to a case on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Multiple sclerosis
DOI: 10.1177/1352458515604380


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