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Sugary Drink Intake May be Associated with MS Severity

Key clinical point: Among patients with multiple sclerosis, consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages may be associated with more severe disability.

Major finding: Patients in the top quartile of sugar-sweetened beverage intake had an average EDSS of 4.1 and patients in the bottom quartile had an average EDSS of 3.4.

Study details: Cross-sectional study of 135 patients with MS.

Disclosures: Dr. Meier-Gerdingh had no disclosures. Coauthors reported research support and personal compensation from pharmaceutical companies.


Meier-Gerdingh E et al. AAN 2019, Abstract P4.2-063.