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Will a gluten-free diet help my psoriatic arthritis?

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Research shows that as many as 25% of people with psoriasis may be sensitive to this protein that’s found in wheat and barley. It's used in processed foods as a thickener. It’s not found in fruits and vegetables, rice, meat, beans, potatoes, and dairy.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?"

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Diet and Nutrition"; "Researchers study how diets affect psoriatic disease."

Celiac Disease Foundation: "What Can I Eat?"

Barrea, Luigi. , published online January 2015. Journal of Translational Medicine

Arthritis Foundation: "The Ultimate Arthritis Diet."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on April 24, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?"

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Diet and Nutrition"; "Researchers study how diets affect psoriatic disease."

Celiac Disease Foundation: "What Can I Eat?"

Barrea, Luigi. , published online January 2015. Journal of Translational Medicine

Arthritis Foundation: "The Ultimate Arthritis Diet."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on April 24, 2019

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