No link found between mineral intake, MS risk

The intake of minerals such as zinc does not appear to have an influence on the risk of getting multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a large long-term study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Previous studies suggested that zinc may help protect against MS. But the new study—which assessed the effects of zinc as well as iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, and copper—did not find any connection between minerals and MS risk, according to an April 5, 2019 article in Multiple Sclerosis News Today.

Lead author of the study was Marianna Cortese, a fellow in the Neuroepidemiology Research Group at Harvard Chan School. Other Harvard Chan authors included Alberto Ascherio and Kassandra Munger.

Read the Multiple Sclerosis News Today article: Mineral Intake Not Linked to MS Risk, Study Suggests