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autoimmune diseases

Plant-based diets may be successful in the prevention and treatment of autoimmune diseases such as lichen planus and rheumatoid arthritis. One plant protein, however—gluten—may cause problems in approximately 1% of the population. Ingestion of arachidonic acid, poultry (see here & here), and dairy products (particularly skim milk) may increase susceptibility to some autoimmune conditions.

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