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Contact us for comment on healthy lifestyle and its impact on MS, as well as spokespeople and case studies.

Media Contact

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (+44) 01844 318778

Overcoming MS is here for everyone with MS who wants to live a full and healthy life. As the world’s leading multiple sclerosis healthy lifestyle charity, we connect people with MS to a range of accessible, evidence-based information and services about beneficial lifestyle choices and to a supportive, like-minded community, helping people to follow the Overcoming MS Program and live well with MS.

Useful facts

  • There are 2.9 million people living with MS around the globe. This equates to 1 in 3,000 people in the world living with MS[1].

  • Every 5 minutes, someone, somewhere in the world, is diagnosed with MS1.

  • Research published in 2023 shows that people with MS following the highest quality diet had more than 50% reduced risk of disability progression over 7.5 years[2].

  • 39% of people with MS have never received any advice on healthier lifestyle choices from their healthcare professionals[3].

[1] Multiple Sclerosis International Federation – Atlas of MS – 3rd Edition. Accessed Dec 2023.

[2] Simpson-Yap S, Neate S, Nag N, Probost Y, Yu M, Jelinek GA, Reece J. Longitudinal associations between quality of diet and disability over 7.5 years in an international sample of people with multiple sclerosis. Eur J Neurol. 2023. DOI: 10.1111/ene.15980. Accessed Dec 2023.

[3] Overcoming MS Community 2023. Accessed Dec 2023.