In a new research survey researchers surveyed people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) about their experiences with diet and their thoughts on diet as a therapeutic option. The study consisted of a 15-question survey focused around diet in people with lupus. The survey was designed to gather important information without being too burdensome for people with lupus to complete.
The study found almost all respondents felt it was important for doctors to know whether diet could influence disease, with most patients (85%) indicating they would change their diet if they knew it would help their disease symptoms. While 13% said they would alter their diet if recommended by their doctor, only 24% of respondents said they had ever discussed diet with their physician in relation to lupus.
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