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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients may experience chronic pain and inflammations, deficiencies in nutrients are prone to develop stress and associated medical complications. Food allergy due to an impact on the immune system has also been highlighted in rheumatic patients. A therapeutic diet not only reduces discomfort and pain but may also protect joints. RA patients hence are to be recommended for a stable and healthy diet and this review article categorizes dietary approaches for arthritic patients and also discusses the mechanisms to inform the choice of nutrition therapy. Dietary approaches may include in this review: anti-inflammatory diet, gluten-free diet, elemental diet, Mediterranean diet etc., which are known to control pain and inflammation, thereby significantly reducing the severity of the disease. The recommended diets are critically analyzed and emphasized to supplement and manage the disease condition, boost their immune system and protect overall health.


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Vijayalakshmi S, & Kripa KG. (2018). Dietary approaches in the management of rheumatoid arthritis- A Review. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9(3), 958-964. Retrieved from