Scientific Papers

This page will contain links to scientific papers focused on ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, diet, and anything else that catches my fancy.

AS and RA Papers

  1. MIRA Study: Full text pdf is available here.  To quote from  the website’s description of this study:

NIH sponsored clinical study which showed minocycline safe and effective for treating RA “Benefit became evident after 12 weeks of therapy, and the proportion of patients treated with minocycline showing improvement continued to increase through week 48 of the study. . . We observed significant differences favoring minocycline over placebo in the primary outcome measures.” BC Tilley, GS Alarcon, et al, Minocycline in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a 48 Week, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

2.  Molecular Mimicry and Autoimmune Mediated Diseases: Full pdf of this article is here.


Diet Related Papers

The Western Diet and Lifestyle and Diseases of Civilization.  Summary of this paper from the abstract:

…mismatch between our ancient physiology and the western diet and lifestyle underlies many so-called diseases of civilization, including coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, epithelial cell cancers, autoimmune disease, and osteoporosis, which are rare or virtually absent in hunter–gatherers and other non-westernized populations.

Ketogenic diets and physical performance.  Summary:

Impaired physical performance is a common but not obligate result of a low carbohydrate diet. Lessons from traditional Inuit culture indicate that time for adaptation, optimized sodium and potassium nutriture, and constraint of protein to 15–25 % of daily energy expenditure allow unimpaired endurance performance despite nutritional ketosis.

Gut Related article on gut study that divides people into three types