Mediterranean Diet in Axial Spondyloarthritis

An Observational Study in an Italian Monocentric Cohort

Francesca Ometto; Augusta Ortolan; Davide Farber; Mariagrazia Lorenzin; Giulia Dellamaria; Giacomo Cozzi; Marta Favero; Romina Valentini; Andrea Doria; Roberta Ramonda


Arthritis Res Ther. 2021;23(219) 

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To date, this study is the first describing the effects of the MD in patients suffering from axSpA and reporting a successful modification of dietary habits and a trend toward an improvement of disease assessment. Higher BMI and a younger age patients affected by axSpA are less prone to modify their diet towards the Mediterranean diet following nutritional advice. A better adherence to the Mediterranean diet may improve disease activity in axSpA; nonetheless, patients with psoriasis may have a limited benefit from a dietary improvement. The results may be relevant for personalized treatment approaches for axSpA patients.