Can pure cocoa reduce fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis - want to help find out?
Source Oxford Brookes University
A healthy diet may be a simple, cost effective and safe therapy for improving symptoms experienced in people with MS (pwMS), and thus for increasing quality of life. There is currently no cure for fatigue yet it is one of the most debilitating of symptoms associated with MS.
Pure cocoa may have the ability to improve fatigue due to compounds in the cocoa called flavonoids. However to date, no well-designed studies have looked at the role of cocoa consumption for fatigue management in pwMS.
This study will collect data comparing the effect of a high flavonoid pure cocoa drink to a low flavonoid cocoa drink on fatigue and blood levels of inflammatory markers in pwMS.
There will be no special payment for your involvement in this study; however we will refund your travel and parking costs when attending the assessments. Regardless of which group you are in, you will have the opportunity to learn about both interventions at the end of the study. As part of the interventions, we will be providing you 6 weeks of cocoa free of charge. Read on.