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Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1991 May;17(2):363-71.

Fasting, intestinal permeability, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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  • 1Department of Rheumatology, University of Lund, Sweden.


Otherwise healthy and well-nourished patients with rheumatoid arthritis show significant clinical improvement from practising prolonged fasting for 7 to 10 days. The improvement is reversible and lost when eating is taken up again. Although of little therapeutic value, the anti-inflammatory effect of short-term fasting is of significant interest and better understanding of the mechanisms is desirable.

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