Meat and dairy product intake not related to rheumatoid arthritis risk – new research

rheumatoid arthritis diet, rheumatoid arthritis dairy, inflammation diet, arthritis nutrients, arthritis digestNo associations were seen between eating meat and dairy products and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis development in a new study, explain Swedish researchers in Nutrients.

Diet has gained attention as a risk factor for the development of rheumatoid arthritis, especially with regards to food of animal origin (ie meat and dairy products). So a team from Sweden looked at women’s records from a large database. Over a 12-year timeframe, 369 women were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

Analysis of the data showed there was no link between the development of rheumatoid arthritis and the consumption of meat and meat products or the total consumption of milk and dairy products.

“In this large prospective cohort of women, no associations were observed between dietary intake of meat and dairy products and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis development,” the researchers conclude.

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