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Consuming cocoa may offer a feasible and effective dietary approach to the common problem of fatigue in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), new research suggests. Results of a small, double-blind feasibility study show that after 6 weeks, RRMS patients who drank high-flavonoid cocoa experienced improvement in fatigue and walking speed compared with their counterparts who consumed a low-flavonoid version of the beverage. Those in the high-flavonoid group also experienced a self-reported reduction in pain symptoms. "Our study establishes that the use of dietary interventions is feasible and may offer possible long-term benefits to support fatigue management, by impr... Full story

15 March