Significance and impact of dietary factors on systemic lupus erythematosus pathogenesis (Review)

Maria‑Magdalena Constantin, Iuliana Nita, Rodica Olteanu, Traian Constantin, Stefana Bucur, Clara Matei, Anca Raducan
2018 Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine  
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology, although its mechanisms involve genetic, epigenetic and environmental risk factors. Considering that SLE pathogenesis is yet to be explored, recent studies aimed to investigate the impact of diet, in terms of triggering or altering the course of the disease. To study the impact of diet on SLE pathogenesis, we conducted a search on Pubmed using the keywords 'diet and autoimmune diseases', 'diet and lupus', 'caloric
more » ... estriction and lupus', 'polyunsaturated fatty acids and lupus', 'vitamin D and lupus', 'vitamin C and lupus' 'vitamin E and lupus' 'vitamin A and lupus' 'vitamin B and lupus', 'polyphenols and lupus', 'isoflavones and lupus', 'minerals and lupus', 'aminoacids and lupus', 'curcumin and lupus' and found 10,215 papers, from which we selected 47 relevant articles. The paper clearly emphasizes the beneficial role of personalized diet in patients with SLE, and the information presented could be used in daily practice. Proper diet in SLE can help preserve the body's homeostasis, increase the period of remission, prevent adverse effects of medication and improve the patient's physical and mental well-being.
doi:10.3892/etm.2018.6986 pmid:30679978 pmcid:PMC6327661 fatcat:3hcl3j226zawhpyvf7ehq43sii