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Self-Reported Diet and Health Outcomes of Participants of the CCSVI-Tracking Survey Study

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Department of Health Science, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT 84606, USA
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Department of Health Science, College of Health Professions, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT 06825, USA
Academic Editor: Luis Rodrigo
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 1891; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061891
Received: 27 April 2021 / Revised: 24 May 2021 / Accepted: 27 May 2021 / Published: 31 May 2021
Of the 1575 participants of the CCSVI-Tracking Survey, 475 patients recorded their quality of life and EDSS outcomes for at least 2 months. Self-reported use of complementary and conventional therapies included diet, use of drug therapy, symptoms, quality of life, and mobility. Analysis included comparing outcomes related to different diets within and between groups. Adherence to the MS diet was not associated with a greater quality of life, less disability, a lower Symptom Score, or faster walking speed compared to other diets. Alternately, the participants from the Mediterranean diet region as a whole (µ = 32.65 (SD = 11.37, SEM = 2.37, p = 0.05) had a significantly greater QoL (µ = 60, p = 0.05) and a lower MS symptom score, µ = 32.65 (11.37), p = 0.0029. A decline of symptoms was observed in all diet groups over 3 months with the most dramatic decline observed in participants from the Eastern Mediterranean diet region. The main effect for the within-subjects factor was significant, F(3, 1056) = 55.95, p < 0.001, indicating that there were significant differences between the groups. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiple sclerosis; diet; symptoms; quality of life; EDSS multiple sclerosis; diet; symptoms; quality of life; EDSS
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Grace-Farfaglia, P. Self-Reported Diet and Health Outcomes of Participants of the CCSVI-Tracking Survey Study. Nutrients 2021, 13, 1891. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061891

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Grace-Farfaglia P. Self-Reported Diet and Health Outcomes of Participants of the CCSVI-Tracking Survey Study. Nutrients. 2021; 13(6):1891. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061891

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Grace-Farfaglia, Patricia. 2021. "Self-Reported Diet and Health Outcomes of Participants of the CCSVI-Tracking Survey Study" Nutrients 13, no. 6: 1891. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061891

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