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Mediterranean diet and risk of Sjögren's syndrome.

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, January 2020
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Title
Mediterranean diet and risk of Sjögren's syndrome.
Published in
Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, January 2020
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Machowicz, Aleksander, Hall, Isaac, de Pablo, Paola, Rauz, Saaeha, Richards, Andrea, Higham, Jon, Poveda-Gallego, Ana, Imamura, Fumiaki, Bowman, Simon J, Barone, Francesca, Fisher, Benjamin A

Abstract

Non-genetic risk factors for Sjögren's syndrome (SS) are poorly understood. Adherence to a Mediterranean diet has been associated with reduction in other autoimmune diseases. We examined the association of Mediterranean diet with SS. New patients attending a single centre warranting investigation for primary SS (pSS) were recruited into the Optimising Assessment in Sjögren's Syndrome cohort established in Birmingham, UK (2014-2018). Participants were classified into pSS and non-SS sicca, considered as cases and non-cases, respectively, and asked to complete an optional food frequency questionnaire on their diet before onset of symptoms. A semi-quantitative Mediterranean diet score (MDS) was calculated (possible range=0 to 18). Using multivariate logistic regression, corrected for energy intake, body-mass index, sex, age, symptom duration, and smoking status, we examined the association of MDS with SS. Dietary data were available for 133/243 (55%) eligible patients (n=82 pSS and n=51 sicca). In the adjusted model, a higher total MDS (mean ± SD, 9.41±2.31 points) was associated with lower odds of pSS (OR 0.81, 95% CI 0.66-0.99; p=0.038) per one unit of MDS. Among MDS components, the strongest association was seen with fish with OR 0.44 (95% CI 0.24-0.83; p=0.01) in the comparison between <1 portion/week and 1 to 2.5 portions/week. Higher galactose, vitamin A-retinol-equivalents and vitamin C showed associations with lower odds of pSS in multivariate analysis, where the association of vitamin C was attenuated when adjusted for MDS. When adjusted for potential confounders, adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with lower likelihood of having pSS.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 5 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 60%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 20%
Unknown 1 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 60%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 20%
Unknown 1 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 October 2020.
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#4,305,910
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#4
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