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November 1970

Mnultiple Sclerosis: Twenty Years on Low Fat Diet

Author Affiliations

Portland, Ore
From the Division of Neurology, University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, Ore.

Arch Neurol. 1970;23(5):460-474. doi:10.1001/archneur.1970.00480290080009

THIS paper assesses the author's experience in treating cases of multiple sclerosis with a low fat diet for more than 20 years. Previous reports of these studies1-5 were preliminary in intent. The present paper is intended to be final, both in treatment of the data and in conclusions.

Materials and Methods 

Patient Material.—  Evaluation and discussion of the materials and methods were presented in detail in a previous paper.4 The more pertinent points, however, will be included here. From December 1948 to April 1954, 264 patients with multiple sclerosis were examined at the Montreal Neurological Institute; 108 were seen only a few times. The remaining 156 patients maintained contact to and beyond April 1954, and no patients were added after this date. Two were rejected because of uncertain diagnosis, and eight were lost during the ensuing years. The remaining 146 patients are included in this report of

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