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Food of the gods for the treatment of multiple sclerosis related fatigue?
  1. Paolo Ragonese
  1. Department of Experimental, Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Palermo 90129, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paolo Ragonese, Department of Experimental, Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Palermo 90129, Italy; paolo.ragonese{at}unipa.it

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Preliminary results from a feasibility study suggest a potential role for flavonoid enriched cocoa to treat fatigue, one of the most challenging symptoms of multiple sclerosis

In their JNNP paper, Coe et al report the preliminary results of a feasibility trial on flavonoid enriched cocoa for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) related fatigue, showing promising results that encourage the conduction of a phase III clinical trial to confirm the results of possible clinical effects on MS related fatigue.1

As described in the paper,1 fatigue is the most common symptom reported by individuals affected by MS, affecting the majority of patients. It is often present even when neurological disability is low and in the early stages of the disease, but impacts significantly the quality of life in MS patients, diminishing independence in everyday activities. Fatigue symptoms are described by patients as tiredness, generalised …

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