New Benefits Of The Mediterranean Diet
The latest good news about the Mediterranean diet is that it appears to prevent rheumatoid arthritis in smokers and former smokers. A research team from France reported that of the 62,629 French women participating in a large cohort study, 480 had developed rheumatoid arthritis since 1990. The investigators found that among women who smoke and those who used to smoke with a high adherence to the Mediterranean diet lowered the risk of rheumatoid arthritis to 383 cases per million women per year, compared to 515 cases per million women per year among those whose adherence to the diet was low.
Yann Nguyen et al, “Mediterranean diet and risk of rheumatoid arthritis: findings from the French E3N‐EPIC cohort study.” Arthritis & Rheumatology, September 9, 2020 DOI: 10.1002/art.41487
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