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Nutritional status of Iranian women with rheumatoid arthritis: An assessment of dietary intake and disease activity

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(2011) Nutritional status of Iranian women with rheumatoid arthritis: An assessment of dietary intake and disease activity. Women's Health. pp. 599-605. ISSN 17455057 (ISSN)

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Background: Long-standing chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis are known to be associated with impairment of nutritional status to some degree. The present study aimed to assess nutritional status of women with rheumatoid arthritis and compare their ingestion of certain micronutrients with dietary reference intakes. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 90 eligible women were recruited. After examination, all patients were evaluated on the basis of disease activity score, calculated using the number of tender and swollen joints, patient global assessment of pain and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP). A three-day 24 h recall was completed and a 10 ml fasting blood sample was obtained to assess the plasma levels of malondialdehyde, total antioxidant and CRP. Results: Despite normal BMI, intake of energy and micronutrients including calcium, folic acid, zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6 were considerably lower compared with the dietary reference intakes. There was no significant relationship between intake of different nutrients or food groups and disease activity score and the biochemical markers including malondialdehyde, CRP and total antioxidant. Conclusions: Intake of energy and some micronutrients were significantly lower than the recommended values. However, no relationship was found between intake of different food groups or nutrients with disease activity or serum antioxidant capacity. © 2011 Future Medicine Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: dietary intake nutritional status rheumatoid arthritis women alpha tocopherol antioxidant ascorbic acid C reactive protein calcium copper fat folic acid hydroxychloroquine iron magnesium malonaldehyde methotrexate monounsaturated fatty acid polyunsaturated fatty acid prednisolone protein pyridoxine salazosulfapyridine saturated fatty acid selenium trace element zinc adult aged article blood sampling body mass caloric intake controlled study cross-sectional study diet restriction dietary reference intake disease activity ethnic group female food intake human Iranian joint swelling major clinical study musculoskeletal disease pain assessment scoring system sensitivity analysis Antioxidants Arthritis, Rheumatoid C-Reactive Protein Cross-Sectional Studies Diet Energy Intake Health Behavior Humans Iran Malondialdehyde Middle Aged Nutrition Policy Questionnaires Women's Health Young Adult
Page Range: pp. 599-605
Journal or Publication Title: Women's Health
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 7
Number: 5
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ISSN: 17455057 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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