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12 July 2008

Sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from a vegan diet.

A gluten-free vegan diet was found to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in people with the disease. The effect was observed in a group of rheumatoid arthritis patients that adhered to the diet for a year and exhibited a decrease in low density lipoprotein (LDL) and oxidized LDL levels, as well as raised atheroprotective natural antibodies against phosphorylcholine (anti-PC).

* SOURCE:
   "New Benefits of a Vegan Diet Revealed" The European Commission, 7 April 2008

* LEARN MORE:
   Vegan Diet May Help with Rheumatoid Arthritis - The European Commission -  Source Article

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