Mediterranean Diet May Benefit Arthritis Sufferers
9/10/2007 12:13:31 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Learning how to eat Mediterranean-style may help people with rheumatoid arthritis improve their symptoms, a study suggests.
The traditional diets of people in the Mediterranean region tend to be high in fruits, vegetables, fish and olive oil, and comparatively low in red meat. A number of studies have linked this style of eating to a lower risk of heart disease, but there has also been some evidence that it's beneficial for people with rheumatoid arthritis, or RA.