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Proinflammatory diets up rheumatoid arthritis risk

Key clinical point: Proinflammatory diets are associated with increased C-reactive protein and subsequent rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Major finding: There was a significant association between the baseline Dietary Inflammatory Index score and subsequent development of RA (OR = 1.90 comparing individuals with the highest and lowest scores; P less than .01).

Study details: The study comprised 159 patients who participated in both Norfolk Arthritis Register (NOAR) and European Prospective Investigation of Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).

Disclosures: There were no conflicts of interested to be disclosed.


Sayer E et al. Rheumatology. 2019;58(suppl 3), Abstract 014.