17 - 23 August 2019
These are links to news stories about multiple sclerosis from the last week that may be of interest to people affected by MS in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.
Please note that the MS Trust did not write the original items and does not endorse their content nor any claims made in them.
To keep up to date on all the latest news, views and research on multiple sclerosis, sign up for Open Door, our free newsletter or regular email alerts.
Diet in adolescence affects MS risk
What people eat during their teens may affect risk of MS later according to new research. People who were later diagnosed with MS had eaten less fish, poultry, eggs, fruit and veg and some dairy during their teenage years than a control group without MS.
Source: MS Research Australia
MS Trust link: Causes of MS
MRI results in CIS suggest MS risk
People who had more and larger lesions on MRI scans in the first year after diagnosis with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) were more likely to go on to a diagnosis of MS according to Australian research. A separate study in people with CIS found signs of cognitive changes even at this early stage
MS Trust link: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)
Why finding new drugs for progressive MS is difficult
Barriers to finding treatments for progressive MS include incomplete understanding all of what causes progression, inadequate animal models of progressive MS and financial barriers, according to a review of the field
MS Trust link: Ocrevus and other drugs in development for progressive MS
The ADAMS project
25/05/2022 - 00:00
Dr Benjamin Jacobs spoke to us about a new study on the genetics of MS in people from minority ethnic backgrounds which may eventually shed light on why MS can be more severe for Black and Asian people.
Roxy's journey to diagnosis
16/05/2022 - 00:00
Roxy talks about her MS journey and the importance of sharing her own experiences to ensure that others don’t face the same challenges when receiving a diagnosis.
Lis' MS journey: one woman and her bike
04/05/2022 - 00:00
In May 2022, Lis will be heading off on her 5,000 mile cycling challenge. She shares how the idea came about and discusses why the support of the MS Trust was invaluable following a multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
Sign up for updates from us
Keep up-to-date with the latest MS news, explore new research, read the stories of people living with MS, find out practical tips from MS experts, and discover exciting fundraising opportunities.