Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues

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Description 
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease, the cause of which is not completely understood. Medications are used to treat the symptoms of RA, but may have substantial side-effects. A number of nutrients or dietary therapies have been investigated as alternative or adjunctive therapy for treating symptoms of RA, including omega-3 fatty acid supplements, antioxidant nutrient supplements, herbal medicines, vegetarian or vegan diets, the Mediterranean diet and

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Last Updated: 2019-01-31