Milk may exacerbate MS symptoms
Study by the University of Bonn: Cow’s milk protein triggers autoimmune response in mice that damages neurons
Multiple sclerosis sufferers often complain of more severe disease symptoms after consuming dairy products. Researchers at the Universities of Bonn and Erlangen-Nuremberg have now found a possible cause for this. According to the study, a protein in cow’s milk can trigger inflammation that targets the “insulating layer” around nerve cells. The study was able to demonstrate this link in mice, but also found evidence of a similar mechanism in humans. The researchers therefore recommend that certain groups of sufferers avoid dairy products. The study has now been published in the journal PNAS(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).
Release date: 01 March 2022
Source: University of Bonn