Nutrition Interventions in Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Potential Use of Plant-Based Diets. A Review

High compliance with plant-based diets may help ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

​This study examined the effect plant-based diets have on the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers reviewed data and evidence extracted from eligible studies. 

Data analysis revealed that strict adherence to plant-based diets improved symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, including joint pain. Evidence from this study indicate that eating a plant-centered diet may play a positive role in alleviating the symptoms associated rheumatoid arthritis.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Jihad Alwarith, Hana Kahleova, Emilie Rembert, Willy Yonas, Sara Dort, Manuel Calcagno, Nora Burgess, Lee Crosby and Neal D. Barnard
  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, DC, United States Adjunct Faculty, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, United States
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