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Diet and nutrition for ankylosing spondylitis (AS)

There’s no convincing evidence that certain food groups make ankylosing spondylitis either better or worse. If you're thinking of trying a specific diet discuss it with a dietitian or your doctor first, and make sure you won't be missing out essential nutrients. 

It's sensible to eat a balanced diet and to keep to a healthy weight. Being overweight will increase the strain on your back and other joints. 

It’s also a good idea to make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D, which are important for the health of your bones, because people with ankylosing spondylitis have an increased risk of osteoporosis.

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