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Serum levels of interleukin-6 and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate in response to either fasting or a ketogenic diet in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

@article{Fraser2000SerumLO,
  title={Serum levels of interleukin-6 and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate in response to either fasting or a ketogenic diet in rheumatoid arthritis patients.},
  author={David A. Fraser and Jan Thoen and O. Dj{\o}seland and O T F{\o}rre and Jens Kjeldsen-Kragh},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          357-62
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of either a 7-day fast or a 7-day ketogenic diet upon serum interleukin-6 (IL-6) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) in RA patients. METHODS We measured serum concentrations of DHEAS and IL-6 in 23 RA patients with active disease, 10 of whom followed a 7-day sub-total fast and 13 of whom consumed a ketogenic diet (isoenergetic, carbohydrate < 40 g/day) for 7 days. Clinical and laboratory variables were measured at baseline, on day 7 and after re… 

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