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News Brief: NCATS-Supported Study Shows Lipoic Acid May Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Rebecca Spain, M.D., M.S.P.H

Rebecca Spain, M.D., M.S.P.H., a Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program scholar at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), found evidence suggesting that an over-the-counter antioxidant, lipoic acid, can help multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Her study revealed a 68 percent improvement over placebo in slowing the rate of whole brain atrophy in patients with secondary progressive MS. Read the July 3, 2017, OHSU news release.

Posted August 2017

Last updated: 09-26-2017
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