conflicting [ 1 , 39 ]. Mediterranean diet, characterized by high amounts of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, fish and olive oil, less red meat, and moderate alcohol intake, was previously thought to have a beneficial effect in reducing disease activity in RA [ 1 , 40 ]. But a recent prospective analysis did not show a n y positive result on it [ 39 ]. Fish oil contains a long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, is believed to lower the inflammation in RA, but not yet proven [ 1 ]. To date, there is still no data about the association between a specific dietary pattern
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