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If you have multiple sclerosis (MS) and have been noticing that food doesn’t taste quite right, you’re not alone. Various studies have shown that many people with MS experience changes in how food tastes and smells.

Does MS Change Your Taste Buds?
A study published in April 2016 in the Journal of Neurology, for example, found that people with MS may have a decreased ability to sense all four basic areas of taste: sweet, sour, salty, and bitter.

In fact, 25 percent of people who have MS experience diminished taste, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Another small study, published in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders in March 2018, found that sense of smell may also be affected, especially in the early stages of MS.


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