More Research: Food, Diet and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Changes of Intestinal Microflora in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis during Fasting or a Mediterranean Diet.
Abendroth A, Michalsen A, Lüdtke R, Rüffer A, Musial F, Dobos GJ, Langhorst J.

Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Knappschaftskrankenhaus, Department for Internal Medicine V: Naturopathy and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.Forsch Komplementmed. 2010;17(6):307-13.


Findings: This study showed that both the Mediterranean Diet and Fasting reduced the symptoms of RA.

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Fasting followed by vegetarian diet in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review.

Müller H, de Toledo FW, Resch KL. Source Balneology and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Institute (FBK), Bad Elster, Germany. horst.mueller@medkur.de
Scand J Rheumatol. 2001;30(1):1-10.

Abstract: Clinical experience suggests that fasting followed by vegetarian diet may help patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). … exclusive pharmacological treatment of RA is often not satisfactory. … these studies showed a statistically and clinically significant beneficial long-term effect. …

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