Next Article in Journal
Impact of Vitamin D on Physical Efficiency and Exercise Performance—A Review
Next Article in Special Issue
Dietary Interventions for Gout and Effect on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Systematic Review
Previous Article in Journal
Exercise Mitigates the Loss of Muscle Mass by Attenuating the Activation of Autophagy during Severe Energy Deficit
Previous Article in Special Issue
The Role of Dietary Fiber in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: A Feasibility Study
Open AccessArticle

Consumption of Meat and Dairy Products Is Not Associated with the Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis among Women: A Population-Based Cohort Study

1
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Rheumatology, Umeå University, 90187 Umeå, Sweden
2
Clinical Epidemiology Division, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Solna, Sweden
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Nutrients 2019, 11(11), 2825; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11112825
Received: 14 October 2019 / Revised: 7 November 2019 / Accepted: 12 November 2019 / Published: 19 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Arthritis and Nutrition: Can Food Be Medicine?)
Diet has gained attention as a risk factor for the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), especially with regards to food of animal origin, such as meat and dairy products. By using data from national patient registers and dietary data from a large prospective population cohort, the Swedish Mammography Cohort, we aimed to investigate whether the consumption of meat and dairy products had any impact on the risk of subsequent development of RA. During 12 years of follow-up (January 2003–December 2014; 381, 456 person-years), 368 patients with a new diagnosis of RA were identified. No associations between the development of RA and the consumption of meat and meat products (hazard ratio [HR] for the fully adjusted model: 1.08 [95% CI: 0.77–1.53]) or the total consumption of milk and dairy products (HR for the fully adjusted model: 1.09 [95% CI: 0.76–1.55]) were observed. In conclusion, in this large prospective cohort of women, no associations were observed between dietary intake of meat and dairy products and the risk of RA development. View Full-Text
Keywords: diet; animal origin; meat; dairy products; rheumatoid arthritis diet; animal origin; meat; dairy products; rheumatoid arthritis
MDPI and ACS Style

Sundström, B.; Ljung, L.; Di Giuseppe, D. Consumption of Meat and Dairy Products Is Not Associated with the Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis among Women: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Nutrients 2019, 11, 2825.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop