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Rheumatic Disease - Diet (anti-inflammatory)

Diet (anti-inflammatory) - low in arachidonic acid < 50 mg/d (eliminate meat and meat products, animal fat) and iron; vegetable-based diet rich in unrefined plant fats (gamma-linolenic & dihomo-gamma linolenic acids); rich in omega-3 fatty acids fish/fish oil and/or plants (soy, canola, walnut); promoters of oxygen radical formation should be avoided, e.g. cigarette smoking or excessive alcohol intake (except 1 glass of red wine). [Eur J Clin Nutr, 1995;49:703-717. 23942 (1997)] Summary Interview
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