Nutrition and Multiple Sclerosis- April 2011



APRIL 2011 - Issue 4, Supplement 1



Nutrition and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

This fact sheet provides an overview of recent evidence relevant to Nutrition and Multiple Sclerosis and

information on how the “Outreach Librarian Service” can support you to keep up-to-date .


Selected Evidence



Asherio, A; Kassandra, LM and Simon, KC (2010)

Vitamin D in multiple sclerosis

The Lancet Neurology June 2010: 9(6) 599-612


Bailey, J (2008)

MS Essentials: Diet and Nutrition: For people living with MS

MS Society 11: May 2008

Farinotti, M; Simi, S; Di Pietranton, C and Filippini, G (2009)

Dietary interventions for multiple sclerosis

Cochrane Collaboration Systematic Review 2009


Grant, WB (2010)

Peer reviewed: The prevalence of multiple sclerosis in 3 US communities: The role of vitamin D

Preventing Chronic Disease 2010: July; 7 (4) A89


Habek, M; Hojsak, I and Brinar, V (2010)

Nutrition in multiple sclerosis

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery September 2010: 112(7) 616-620


Kjell-Morton, M (2009)

Vitamin D treatment in multiple sclerosis

Journal of Neurological Sciences November 2009: 286(1-2) 104-108


Leong, EM; Semple, SJ; Angley, W and McKinnon, RA (2009)

Complementary and alternative medicines and dietry interventions in MS

Complementary Therapies in Medicine August 2009: 17(4) 216-223


Marcinowska-Suchowierska, E Walicka, M; Talalaj, M and Sewerynek, E (2010)

Vitamin D supplementation in adults—guidelines

Endokrynologia Polska November 2010: 61(6) 723-729


Orton, SM; Morris, AP; Herrera, BM; Ramagopalan, SV and Lincoln, MR (2008)

Evidence for genetic regulation of vitamin D status in twins with multiple sclerosis

American Journal Clinical Nutrition 2008 August: 88 (2) 441-447


Pamppliega, O; Domarq, M; Villoslada, P and Matute, C (2008)

Association of EAAT2 polymorphism with higher glutamate concentration in relapsing multiple


Journal of Neuroimmunology March 2008: 195(1-2) 194-198


Penberthy, WT and Tsunoda, I (2009)

The importance of NAD in Multiple Sclerosis

Current Pharmaceutical Design 2009: 15 (1) 64-99

Pittas, AG; Laskowski, U; Kos, L and Saltzman, E (2010)

The role of Vitamin D in adults requiring nutrition therapy

Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2010: Jan-Feb; 34 (1) 70-78


Potera, C (2009)

Diet and nutrition

Environmental Health Perspectives 2009: May; 117 (5) A196


Ramsaransing, GSM; Mellema, SA and Keyser, JD (2009)

Dietary patterns in clinical subtypes of multiple sclerosis: an exploratory study

Nutrition Journal 2009: 8(36) 1-6


Riccio, P; Rossano, R and Liuzzi, GM (2010)

May diet and dietary supplements improve the wellness of multiple sclerosis patients?

A molecular approach

Autoimmune Diseases 2010; 1-12


Sands, DC; Morris, CE; Dratz, EA and Pilgeram, A (2009)

Elevating optimal human nutrition to a central goal of plant breeding and plant-based foods

Plant Science 2009: November 1: 117(5) 377-389


Shinto, L; Marracci, G; Baldauf-Wagner, S and Bourdette, D (2009)

Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation decreases matrix metalloproteinase-9 production in

relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Fatty Acids February-March 2009: Pages 131-136


Smolders, J and Damoiseaux, J (2011)

Vitamin D as a T-cell modulator in multiple sclerosis

Vitamins & Hormones 2011: 86(18) 401-428


Tyska, AC and Farber, RS (2010)

Exploring the relation of health-promoting behaviors to role participation and health-related

quality of life in women with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study

American Journal of Occupational Therapy July 2010: 64(4) 650-659


Wan, Y (2010)

Review: Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis

Lancet Neurology 2010: 9(6) 555; 599-612


Yadav, V; Shinto, L and Bourdette, D (2010)

Complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of multiple sclerosis

Expert Reviews Clinical Immunology 2010:May: 6:(3)381-395


How can I help you?


Literature search service

I can offer an expert, in-depth literature search service to help you locate the evidence on any health

related topic.



If you want to learn to navigate the wealth of available online healthcare information and how to search

databases more effectively, the ‘Trust trainer’ can offer timetabled hands-on training sessions or can

provide customised one-to-one support. Telephone: 0121 424 0583 or email:

[email protected]


Current awareness services

If you need to keep up-to-date on a particular topic I can advise on suitable RSS feeds and help you set

up article alerts from the major healthcare databases.

Online resources

Whilst many good quality resources are freely available, most full-text journals and the main biblio-

graphic databases (e.g. Medline and CINAHL) require an Athens username and password. To register

for an     Athens login go to

The Library web pages contain detailed information about library services and training opportunities,

online request and registration forms and several guides on key online resources and evidence-based

websites at


The Outreach Librarian is located in the education centre at Heartlands Hospital, on the first floor, next

to the Library.

Telephone 0121 424 2503 (42503) or email: [email protected]