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Traditional Healthy Diets May Lower Risk Of Allergies, Autoimmune Disorders: Study

(16 September 2019)

A new study has indicated that fasting and going back to traditional diets may help against autoimmune diseases like lupus

A new study has indicated that fasting and going back to traditional diets may help against autoimmune diseases like lupus.

Fasting involves depriving the body of food for given periods of time. There are some variations of fasting diets that have gained traction over the past few years, for their purported health benefits. A new study has indicated that fasting and going back to traditional diets may help against autoimmune diseases like lupus. The study has further said that what and how a person eats may be a bigger determining factor for susceptibility to certain autoimmune disorders than even our genes. The study said that fasting and traditional diets may be better for us as compared to ‘western diets’ that are rich in fats and sugar.

The study titled, “Gene-diet interactions associated with complex trait variation in an advanced intercross outbred mouse line” was published in the journal Nature Communications. The study was conducted on mice models, by researchers from Lubeck Institute of Experimental Dermatology. For the study, the researchers fed mice of an autoimmunity-prone intercross line (AIL) three different types of diet, including a control diet, a traditional diet including whole grains, fish, vegetables, olive oil etc., and finally a western diet, defined by high sugar content and fat-rich foods like red meat burgers, pizzas, greasy foods etc.

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