According to new research published in PNAS, the consumption of daily products, such as milk, may exacerbate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
Researchers implicated a protein found in the milk of cows that can result in inflammation, targeting the insulating layers around nerve cells.
The findings had been established in rodents and also in humans.
“We hear again and again from sufferers that they feel worse when they consume milk, cottage cheese or yogurt. We are interested in the cause of this correlation,” researchers explained in a news release.
“We injected mice with different proteins from cow’s milk. We wanted to find out if there was a constituent that they were responding to with symptoms of disease.”
By the end of the study, researchers determined that the onset of neurological disorders in the rodents was caused by the administering of the cow’s milk constituent casein in conjunction with an effect enhance to the animals.