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Does the Mediterranean diet protect against rheumatoid arthritis?

Does The Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Science Daily

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September 10, 2020
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Wiley
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Previous research has demonstrated a variety of health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in olive oil, cereals, fruit and vegetables, fish, and a moderate amount of dairy, meat, and wine. Now results suggest that the diet may also help prevent rheumatoid arthritis in individuals who smoke or used to smoke.
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Previous research has demonstrated a variety of health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in olive oil, cereals, fruit and vegetables, fish, and a moderate amount of dairy, meat, and wine. Now results from an analysis published in Arthritis & Rheumatology suggest that the diet may also help prevent rheumatoid arthritis in individuals who smoke or used to smoke.

Does The Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Science Daily

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Does The Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Science Daily

The analysis included 62,629 women from France who have been taking part in a questionnaire-based study assessing dietary intake since 1990. In total, 480 women developed rheumatoid arthritis.

Does The Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Science Daily

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet was not associated with rheumatoid arthritis risk overall; however, among women who smoked or used to smoke, it was associated with a decreased risk: 383 cases of rheumatoid arthritis per 1 million people per year among those with high adherence to the Mediterranean diet, compared with 515 cases per 1 million people per year among those with low adherence to the diet. (Among women who never smoked and had high adherence to the diet, there were 358 cases per 1 million people per year.)

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  1. Yann Nguyen, Carine Salliot, Amandine Gelot, Juliette Gambaretti, Xavier Mariette, Marie‐Christine Boutron‐Ruault, Raphaèle Seror. Mediterranean diet and risk of rheumatoid arthritis: findings from the French E3N‐EPIC cohort study. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 09 September 2020 DOI: 10.1002/art.41487

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