Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 483–488

Nutritional habits of patients suffering from seropositive rheumatoid arthritis: A screening of 93 Dutch patients

  • M. A. F. J. Van De Laar
  • J. M. Nieuwenhuis
  • M. Former-Boon
  • J. Hulsing
  • J. K. Van Der Korst


Although the nutritional status of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis is considered to be poor and inversely related to disease activity, information on nutritional habits of these patients is scanty. Dietary habits of 93 patients suffering from active seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, functional class 2 or 3, confirmed by an interview with a dietician (dietary history method), revealed a significant gap between energy, carbohydrate, and fat intakes and recommended amounts, adjusted for age, sex, body weight and physical activity.

Key words

Rheumatoid Arthritis Nutrition Nutritional Habits 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. F. J. Van De Laar
    • 1
  • J. M. Nieuwenhuis
    • 1
  • M. Former-Boon
    • 1
  • J. Hulsing
    • 1
  • J. K. Van Der Korst
    • 1
  1. 1.Jan van Breemen Instituut, Centre for Rheumatology and RehabilitationUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.AB. AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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