New Delhi: Acording to a study, eating a healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may lower disability and also reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

MS is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. The symptoms include vision loss, pain, fatigue and impaired coordination. 

The findings showed that people who took the healthy diet were 20 per cent less likely to have more severe physical disability, nearly 50 per cent less likely to have depression, 30 per cent less likely to suffer severe fatigue and more than 40 per cent less likely to have pain.

A healthy lifestyle was defined as having a healthy weight, getting regular physical activity, not smoking eating a healthy diet with more fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains and less sugar from desserts and sweetened beverages and less red meat and processed meat. 

“People with MS often ask if there is anything they can do to delay or avoid disability, and…

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