Ankylosing Spondylitis Research

Essential Reading

Here is a list of ‘must read’ papers that relate the potential impact of diet to help manage this condition. I’ve tried to highlight, where possible, some of the more interesting (and actionable) findings.

Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis with a Low or No Starch Diet

Report Title: “The Use of a Low Starch Diet in the Treatment of Patients Suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis”

The Role of 'Leaky Gut' in Autoimmune Diseases

Report Title: “Leaky Gut and Autoimmunity: An Intricate Balance in Individuals Health and the Diseased State”

17 Years: The Slow Journey from Scientific Discovery to Treatment

Report Title: “The answer is 17 years, what is the question: understanding time lags in translational research”

The Klebsiella Bacteria and Ankylosing Spondylitis Connection

Report Title: “The Association of HLA-B27 and Klebsiella Pneumoniae in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Systematic Review”

Sugar, Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases

Report Title: “The Glucose Transporter GLUT3 Controls T Helper 17 Cell Responses Through Glycolytic-epigenetic Reprogramming”

New Study - The Low Starch Diet as an AS Treatment! Awaiting Results...

Report Title: “Effect of a Low Starch Diet in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis”

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✅ Practical Steps

Below are some relevant studies which specifically cover inflammation, gut function and autoimmune disease. They cover simple, practical steps you can take to stay healthy with your diet and day to day life:

More Studies

Here is the full list of studies I’ve referenced on this website along with synopses where possible.

As well as ankylosing spondylitis specific studies, I’ve also included relevant studies on autoimmune disorders in general, rheumatoid arthritis and anything to do with gut permeability (‘leaky gut’) or inflammation

Number of Studies

HLA-B27 and its Subtypes in World Populations

HLA-B27 and its Subtypes in World Populations

M. Khan Published: 1st July 1995 Abstract: "Twenty-five years ago, HLA-B27 was recognized as a new HLA specificity. It is present throughout Eurasia but is virtually absent among the genetically unmixed native populations of South America, the Bantus and Sans...

Ocular Demodex: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Literature

Ocular Demodex: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Literature

Alexis Ceecee Zhang, Alex Muntz, Michael T M Wang, Jennifer P Craig and Laura E Downie Published: July 2020 Abstract: "There is increasing clinical and research interest in the potential contribution of Demodex to ocular surface disease. The aim of this systematic...

The Microbiome in Autoimmune Diseases

The Microbiome in Autoimmune Diseases

Published: December 2018Authors: F. De Luca, and Y. Shoenfeld In Summary: Microbiota (such as bacteria in the gut) live symbiotically with humans which is why "the human microbiome might be a major player in autoimmunity"Dysbiosis can "induce autoimmune disease" for...

Dietary practices and inflammatory bowel disease

Dietary practices and inflammatory bowel disease

Technical details from the study Abstract: "The etiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains elusive but it is believed to result from incompletely understood interactions between environmental triggers in a potentially genetically susceptible host and a...