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Clinical Trial: Diet for MS Symptoms


Treatment mode of action: To improve symptoms
Number of Subjects: 100
Medication: high quality diet (with low glycemic load)
Location: Alabama|Missouri
Institutions: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Washington University in St.Louis (WashU) Contact Information


United States Department of Defense, MSRP Clinical Trial Award FY 21


The purpose of this study is to determine if a high quality diet (with low glycemic load) has an impact on MS symptoms such as pain and fatigue in people with MS ages 18-65, MS clinical outcomes such as hand/leg function and cognition, and risk for comorbidities (e.g. diabetes and heart disease). As part of the study, a meal plan will be provided, and groceries will be delivered to the patient’s home to be prepared for the 34-weeks, duration of the study.

The study involves three timepoints during which we collect blood draw, stool samples, DXA, resting metabolic rate, anthropometric measures, Expanded Disability Status Scale, blood pressure, medications, MRI (adipose deposition and neuroimaging),4-days food diary. Moreover, during the visits some test will be conducted (MSFC, BICAMS). The visit will take place at Washington University in St.Louis and at University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
1716 9th Avenue South Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1212
Contact Name:Kathryn Green 
Phone: 205-319-1424 

Washington University in St.Louis (WashU)
660 S. Euclid Avenue, St.Louis, MO 63110
Contact: Courtney Dula 
Phone: 314-362-3402 


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