Levels of Fatty Acid Low in MS Patients, Likely Affecting Immune System

Levels of Fatty Acid Low in MS Patients, Likely Affecting Immune System

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Levels of Fatty Acid Low in MS Patients, Likely Affecting Immune System

Oleic acid, a type of fatty acid, is important for the function of immune cells that are dysregulated in multiple sclerosis (MS), an early study shows. A diet rich in oleic acid may potentially be beneficial for these patients, although researchers emphasized the need for more studies. The study, “Oleic acid restores suppressive defects in tissue-resident FOXP3 Tregs from patients with multiple sclerosis,” was published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Regulatory T-cells (Tregs), a…

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