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How Diet May Affect the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

(Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum) Today, researchers assume that autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis are caused by an imbalance between weakened regulatory and pro-inflammatory autoimmune mechanisms. Still, the large majority of approved immunotherapies aims at weakening or blocking pro-inflammatory components of the immune system.
By strengthening regulatory pathways, for example by using propionate as a supplement to established drugs, therapies could be further optimised. [R]esearchers … now plan to employ the gained insights to develop innovative dietary add-on therapies to established immunotherapies in multiple sclerosis.
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