1. Multiple Sclerosis may be caused by caused by the consumption of dairy and nervous degeneration can be encouraged by diets high in fat, especially animal fat. Low fat Vegan diets can slow the progression of MS.
  2. The consumption of animal fats and associated chemical cholesterol, greatly increases athero-sclerosis and hypertension. It increases the risk of heart attack, chest pains, thrombosis and stroke.



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