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Are there foods that might cause a lupus flare?

Dr. Ronenn Roubenoff is a Senior Director of Immunology Medical Research at Biogen Idec, Inc. in Cambridge, MA.

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Foods that may cause lupus flares have not been well studied for lupus. If you have food allergies you should avoid those foods. Otherwise, a well-balanced diet is generally best. Diets high in fish and fish oil are relatively immunosuppressive and can help reduce inflammation.

Medically reviewed on July 21, 2013

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