MS progression and diet
Type of Study/Intervention
Form of MS
Relapsing remitting MS
The aim of this research is to create pilot data to allow researchers to look at the relationship between disease progression in adults with MS, and their food intakes. The study will use objective measures of disease outcomes, specifically high resolution MRI images obtained on a consistent quality scanner. This data will be compared to high quality food intake data to allow for potential associations between disease progress and dietary intake to be explored. To assist in achieving this research aim, volunteers will be asked to participate in a 6-month study involving two MRI brain scans; one at the start of the study and one 6 months later. At both time points, participants will also answer questions about their food intake and potential MS progression.
Diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS using McDonald criteria
Adults (18yrs of age and over).
Participants must be able to attend the diagnostic centre in Wollongong, NSW at both time points during the study.
Inability to communicate in the English language
Anticipated start date
Monday 26th April 2021
Olivia Wills (research student): Email: [email protected] Ph: +61 499 460 570
Emiliana Saffioti (research student): Email: [email protected], Ph: +61 412 814 088
A/Prof Yasmine Probst (research supervisor): Email: [email protected], Ph: +61 2 4221 5302
19th April 2021