Let’s Talk Smoking and Alcohol

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Rod Middleton talks to Agne Straukeine who runs a podcast called ‘BeWellwith MS’ which discusses science and ways to preserve brain health and improve quality of life living. She is also a neurologist in Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of the MS Register’s partner sites.

A picture of Dr Agne Straukiene and a qr code to her podcast

In this episode, they delve into the insights that the UK MS Register has provided on the lifestyle patterns of people living with MS. They explore the current evidence on smoking and its impact on MS disease activity and progression.

They also examine the current evidence on excessive alcohol consumption and its effects on MS, and whether moderate alcohol consumption is still advisable for people with MS.

Moreover, they discuss the combined impact of alcohol and smoking on MS, and whether there is any evidence-based research exploring the impact of this combination and  the practical aspects of MS management through lifestyle choices.

Lifestyle choices such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can have a significant impact on MS disease activity and progression.

Listen to the full episode.