Diet for chronic inflammatory diseases

Research project
Active research
Project size
10 500 000
Project owner
Institute of Medicine

ALF-medel Västra Götaland, FORTE, Håkanssons stiftelse, Lennander Stiftelse, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhus fonder, Inger Bendix Stiftelse, Göteborgsregionens Stiftelse för Reumatologisk Forskning (GSFR), Iris stipendiat, Magnus Bergvalls stiftelse

Short description

Many patients with chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have persistent disease activity despite drug treatment. Therefore, it is not uncommon for those affected by rheumatism to try to improve their situation themselves, for example through diet and exercise. Unfortunately, knowledge about specific diets for people with rheumatism is very limited and therefore general dietary advice is referred. Through a number of intervention studies, we have investigated the effect the diet can have on this patient group. Our research aims to increase knowledge about specific diets for people with rheumatism.