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