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A fasting and vegetarian diet treatment trial on chronic inflammatory disorders.

Abstract

Twenty patients with arthritis and various skin diseases were studied on a metabolic ward during a 2-week period of modified fast followed by a 3-week period of vegetarian diet. During fasting, arthralgia was less intense in many subjects. In some types of skin diseases (pustulosis palmaris et plantaris and atopic eczema) an improvement could be demonstrated during the fast. During the vegan diet, both signs and symptoms returned in most patients, with the exception of some patients with psoriasis who experienced an improvement. The concentrations of lactoferrin in serum reflect the turnover and activity of neutrophil leukocytes. When this protein was initially increased it fell to normal values in most cases. The improvement or impairment of signs and symptoms was related to the lactoferrin levels in serum.

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Source

Acta dermato-venereologica 63:5 1983 pg 397-403

MeSH

Adult
Arthritis
Chronic Disease
Dermatitis, Atopic
Diet, Vegetarian
Fasting
Female
Humans
Inflammation
Male
Middle Aged
Psoriasis
Rosacea
Skin Diseases

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

6197838

Citation

Lithell, H, et al. "A Fasting and Vegetarian Diet Treatment Trial On Chronic Inflammatory Disorders." Acta Dermato-venereologica, vol. 63, no. 5, 1983, pp. 397-403.
Lithell H, Bruce A, Gustafsson IB, et al. A fasting and vegetarian diet treatment trial on chronic inflammatory disorders. Acta Derm Venereol. 1983;63(5):397-403.
Lithell, H., Bruce, A., Gustafsson, I. B., Höglund, N. J., Karlström, B., Ljunghall, K., ... Vessby, B. (1983). A fasting and vegetarian diet treatment trial on chronic inflammatory disorders. Acta Dermato-venereologica, 63(5), pp. 397-403.
Lithell H, et al. A Fasting and Vegetarian Diet Treatment Trial On Chronic Inflammatory Disorders. Acta Derm Venereol. 1983;63(5):397-403. PubMed PMID: 6197838.
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