Comment on: Beneficial effect of Mediterranean diet on disease activity and cardiovascular risk in systemic lupus erythematosus patients: a cross-sectional study.

Published on Mar 25, 2021in Rheumatology5.606
Yusuke Matsuo , Yusuke Matsuo2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
+ 3 AuthorsTakashi Yoshioka5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Fukushima Medical University)
#2María Correa-Rodríguez (UGR: University of Granada)H-Index: 13
Last. Norberto Ortego-Centeno (UGR: University of Granada)H-Index: 38
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OBJECTIVE To analyse the influence of the Mediterranean diet (Med Diet) on SLE activity, damage accrual and cardiovascular disease risk markers. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on 280 patients with SLE [46.9 (12.85) years]. Med Diet adherence was assessed through a 14-item questionnaire on food consumption frequency and habits (total score from 0 to 14 points; higher score is greater adherence to the Med Diet). CRP, homocysteine, SLEDAI-2K (SLE disease activity), and SLICC/ACR and ...
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The Mediterranean diet (MD)—the dietary pattern usually consumed by Mediterranean populations—can help promote a favorable health status and better quality of life. Uncovering the main factors associated with the adherence to MD may be useful in understanding and counteracting the global shift toward a Western diet, which has been documented also in the Mediterranean region. Here, we evaluated the adherence to MD and its major social and behavioral determinants in women from Catania, Southern It...
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