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Title Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet
Description Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet
Creation Date 01 May 1999
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is regarded as an autoimmune disease and involves chronic inflammation of the synovial membranes of the joints, with a prevalence of 1-3%. Implementation of dietary adjustments to alleviate discomfort for patients suffering from RA has been done for decades, but with little scientific evidence until recently. Evaluation has been notoriously difficult because RA patients, are a heterogeneous group, whose illnesses are triggered by various factors, with remissions and relapses, as well as confounded by a high placebo response. Symptoms may be alleviated by dietary adjustment and the scientific basis for this recommendation will be discussed
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