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Vegan diet alleviates fibromyalgia symptoms.
Scand J Rheumatol 2000; 29(5):308-13SJ

Abstract

The effect of a strict, low-salt, uncooked vegan diet rich in lactobacteria on symptoms in 18 fibromyalgia patients during and after a 3-month intervention period in an open, non-randomized controlled study was evaluated. As control 15 patients continued their omnivorous diet. The groups did not differ significantly from each other in the beginning of the study in any other parameters except in pain and urine sodium. The results revealed significant improvements in Visual analogue scale of pain (VAS) (p=0.005), joint stiffness (p=0.001), quality of sleep (p=0.0001), Health assessment questionnaire (HAQ) (p=0.031), General health questionnaire (GHQ) (p=0.021), and a rheumatologist's own questionnaire (p=0.038). The majority of patients were overweight to some extent at the beginning of the study and shifting to a vegan food caused a significant reduction in body mass index (BMI) (p=0.0001). Total serum cholesterol showed a statistically significant lowering (p=0.003). Urine sodium dropped to 1/3 of the beginning values (p=0.0001) indicating good diet compliance. It can be concluded that vegan diet had beneficial effects on fibromyalgia symptoms at least in the short run.

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Department of Physiology, University of Kuopio, Finland. hietanen.kaartinen@pp.inet.fiNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11093597

Citation

Kaartinen, K, et al. "Vegan Diet Alleviates Fibromyalgia Symptoms." Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 29, no. 5, 2000, pp. 308-13.
Kaartinen K, Lammi K, Hypen M, et al. Vegan diet alleviates fibromyalgia symptoms. Scand J Rheumatol. 2000;29(5):308-13.
Kaartinen, K., Lammi, K., Hypen, M., Nenonen, M., Hanninen, O., & Rauma, A. L. (2000). Vegan diet alleviates fibromyalgia symptoms. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, 29(5), pp. 308-13.
Kaartinen K, et al. Vegan Diet Alleviates Fibromyalgia Symptoms. Scand J Rheumatol. 2000;29(5):308-13. PubMed PMID: 11093597.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Vegan diet alleviates fibromyalgia symptoms. AU - Kaartinen,K, AU - Lammi,K, AU - Hypen,M, AU - Nenonen,M, AU - Hanninen,O, AU - Rauma,A L, PY - 2000/11/28/pubmed PY - 2001/2/28/medline PY - 2000/11/28/entrez SP - 308 EP - 13 JF - Scandinavian journal of rheumatology JO - Scand. J. Rheumatol. VL - 29 IS - 5 N2 - The effect of a strict, low-salt, uncooked vegan diet rich in lactobacteria on symptoms in 18 fibromyalgia patients during and after a 3-month intervention period in an open, non-randomized controlled study was evaluated. As control 15 patients continued their omnivorous diet. The groups did not differ significantly from each other in the beginning of the study in any other parameters except in pain and urine sodium. The results revealed significant improvements in Visual analogue scale of pain (VAS) (p=0.005), joint stiffness (p=0.001), quality of sleep (p=0.0001), Health assessment questionnaire (HAQ) (p=0.031), General health questionnaire (GHQ) (p=0.021), and a rheumatologist's own questionnaire (p=0.038). The majority of patients were overweight to some extent at the beginning of the study and shifting to a vegan food caused a significant reduction in body mass index (BMI) (p=0.0001). Total serum cholesterol showed a statistically significant lowering (p=0.003). Urine sodium dropped to 1/3 of the beginning values (p=0.0001) indicating good diet compliance. It can be concluded that vegan diet had beneficial effects on fibromyalgia symptoms at least in the short run. SN - 0300-9742 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11093597/Vegan_diet_alleviates_fibromyalgia_symptoms_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/030097400447697 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -