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Can Vegan or Vegetarian Diets Help Reduce Arthritis Inflammation?

In the smaller study 26 participants , the patients followed a lacto-vegetarian diet for nine weeks. Researchers found no significant difference in pain or morning stiffness when compared with the control group.

However, in the larger study 53 participants , the patients followed a vegan diet for three and a half months and experienced significant improvement in tender and swollen joints, pain, duration of morning stiffness and grip strength than the people in a control group who consumed an ordinary diet. The vegan group transitioned to a lacto-vegetarian diet for nine months.

At the one year follow-up, they continued to have improved symptoms compared with the control group. In another study published in Arthritis Research and Care in , 30 patients with active RA who followed a gluten-free vegan diet for three months experienced reduced inflammation.

Still, there are benefits to going meat-free that are unrelated to inflammation. Vegans and vegetarians are less likely than meat eaters to be overweight or obese, and they tend to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, says Duo Li, PhD, professor of nutrition at Zhejiang University in China and author of a small study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry in The group in the Arthritis Research and Care study also saw reductions in body mass index and cholesterol.

But there are also potential pitfalls. Vegetarians, and especially vegans, have low blood levels of vitamin B and D, calcium and essential fatty acids, according to Dr. These vitamins and minerals play important roles in bone health and low fatty acids levels are associated with a number of cardiovascular risk factors. Account Login Failed to Login! Before continuing the order process, please create an account, OR login with your password if you have ordered with us before.

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