Nutritional Pearls

Could the Mediterranean Diet Improve Arthritis?

  • AUTHOR: 

    Timothy S. Harlan, MD


    Your patient is a 62-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis. While his condition is well managed with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antirheumatic medications, he is curious if there are any lifestyle changes he could make that could affect his levels of pain and morning stiffness.


    How would you advise your patient?

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