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Lupus Diet and Nutrition

U.S. News & World Report reports nutrition plays an important role in keeping lupus symptoms under control and staying as healthy as possible.

U.S. News & World Report spoke to Laura Gibofsky, MS, RD, CSP, CDN, clinical nutritionist at HSS, who explained weight loss and malnutrition can be a problem for lupus patients. “Some people may lose their appetite. When people are losing weight, its compromising their immune function – which is already compromised,” cited Gibofsky.

With lupus, keeping nutrients like iron or vitamin D in balance, while avoiding deficiencies or excesses, is complex. "That's where a registered dietitian can be very helpful, to make sure the patient is getting everything that they need," noted Gibofsky.

Read the article at Health.usnews.com.

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