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October 05, 2019 - Medical News Today

How plant based diets can help people with rheumatoid arthritis

How plant based diets can help people with rheumatoid arthritis
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A new review appearing in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition shows that following a plant based diet can be a useful intervention when it comes to coping with this condition, as it triggers some helpful biological changes.

It concluded that plant based diets lead to specific changes that can help relieve the symptoms of this condition. One key way in which plant based diets can be helpful is by reducing levels of inflammation. The review authors cite a study from 2015 that showed participants who ate a plant based diet for 2 months had lower inflammation than those who ate a diet that was high in fat and featured more animal products.

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