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Nutrition – trigger and protector in autoimmune diseases

Antoniya Atanassova, Miglena Georgieva


Nutrition, mucosal immune system, intestinal microbiome, and immune-mediated diseases are intertwined and interact with each other. This review examines the connections between obesity, salt consumption, gluten, low-calorie diets, polyunsaturated fatty acids, olive oil, polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamin D, probiotics, and the immune system, and their role as a trigger or protective factor in the inflammatory cascade. Some practical aspects of the diet for autoimmune diseases are also presented as part of the personalised approach.


nutrition, autoimmune diseases, immune-mediated diseases, inflammation, immune system, microbiome, probiotics

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