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Compared to abstainers, patients drinking >4 drinks per week had a higher likelihood of a lower Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score and lower Multiple Sclerosis Severity Score (MSSS) at the time of the questionnaire.
Similarly, patients drinking >3 glasses of red wine per week had greater odds of a lower EDSS and lower MSSS compared to nondrinkers.
However, a faster increase in T2LV was observed in patients consuming 1–3 glasses of red wine per week compared to nondrinkers.
Diaz-Cruz C, Chua AS, Malik MT, et al. The effect of alcohol and red wine consumption on clinical and MRI outcomes in multiple sclerosis. [Published online ahead of print June 27, 2017]. Mult Scler Relat Disord. doi:10.1016/j.msard.2017.06.011.