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Diet in rheumatic disease
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19690874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The goals of dietary therapy in rheumatic diseases are alleviation of under- and malnutrition, inhibition of inflammation, prophylaxis of osteoporosis, as well as recognition and treatment of nutrient sensitivities or intolerances.Inflammation inhibition in these patients is improved by manipulating the omega-3/omega-6 fatty acids ratio in the diet. Reduction of dietary arachidonic acid is recommended. This polyunsaturated fatty acid is the main precursor of pro-inflammatory mediators which interact with chemokines und cytokines. Simultaneously, intake of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids is increased. Studies have shown that this dietary regimen results in an amelioration of symptoms in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Dietary therapy in rheumatic diseases is often complicated by concomitant diseases and physical handicaps necessitating interdisciplinary patient care, consisting of rheumatologists, nutritionists, physiotherapists and ergotherapists. Dietary therapy of rheumatic diseases is an adjuvant therapy that should be initiated after a patient is properly diagnosed.
O Adam; S Fasse; O Ditrich
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie     Volume:  68     ISSN:  1435-1250     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-03     Completed Date:  2009-11-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414162     Medline TA:  Z Rheumatol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  549-58; quiz 559     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ernährungsmedizin, Physiologikum, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Pettenkoferstr. 12-14, 80336, München, Deutschland.
Vernacular Title:
Ernährung bei rheumatischen Erkrankungen.
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MeSH Terms
Dietary Supplements*
Fatty Acids, Omega-3 / administration & dosage*
Fatty Acids, Omega-6 / administration & dosage*
Rheumatic Diseases / diet therapy*,  prevention & control*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids, Omega-3; 0/Fatty Acids, Omega-6

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