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A fasting and vegetarian diet treatment trial on chronic inflammatory disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6197838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty patients with arthritis and various skin diseases were studied on a metabolic ward during a 2-week period of modified fast followed by a 3-week period of vegetarian diet. During fasting, arthralgia was less intense in many subjects. In some types of skin diseases (pustulosis palmaris et plantaris and atopic eczema) an improvement could be demonstrated during the fast. During the vegan diet, both signs and symptoms returned in most patients, with the exception of some patients with psoriasis who experienced an improvement. The concentrations of lactoferrin in serum reflect the turnover and activity of neutrophil leukocytes. When this protein was initially increased it fell to normal values in most cases. The improvement or impairment of signs and symptoms was related to the lactoferrin levels in serum.
H Lithell; A Bruce; I B Gustafsson; N J Höglund; B Karlström; K Ljunghall; K Sjölin; P Venge; I Werner; B Vessby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermato-venereologica     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0001-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Derm. Venereol.     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-14     Completed Date:  1984-02-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370310     Medline TA:  Acta Derm Venereol     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-403     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis / therapy*
Chronic Disease
Dermatitis, Atopic / therapy
Diet, Vegetarian*
Middle Aged
Psoriasis / therapy*
Rosacea / therapy
Skin Diseases / therapy*

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