New MS guide urges GPs to screen for lipids

The evidence-based guide addresses a host of lifestyle issues including diet and sun exposure

GPs are being encouraged to regularly screen patients with MS for dyslipidaemia in a new guide that warns the comorbidity contributes to progression of disability.

The evidence-based guide for health professionals was released by MS Research Australia and covers comorbidities, gut health, diet, supplements, sun exposure and exercise.

Called Modifiable Lifestyle Factors and MS, it cites recent evidence suggesting adverse lipid profiles in patients are associated with worse disability outcomes and inflammatory lesions.