Living well with lupus

Are weight control programs safe for people with lupus?

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

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Yes, as long as you work with your doctor while following the diet. Let your doctor know what you’re planning and have your lupus monitored as you proceed. It should be fine.

Medically reviewed on July 21, 2013