Drinking alcohol appears to have a dose-dependent inverse (opposite) association with the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) and researchers suggest their findings give no support to advising patients with MS to completely refrain from alcohol (see link below).
Numerous studies have indicated the health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption and this study is consistent with these prior studies. However, moderate alcohol consumption is not in the eye of the beholder; consuming greater than one drink a night on a regular basis can lead to other problems. Furthermore, MS patients often find that consuming alcohol can increase their MS symptoms in an unpleasant way. So find your own tolerance level for drinking and do not drink to excess.
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