International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2016. April; 6(4): 385-91
30 patients diagnosed with aspirin sensitivity and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) were entered into a diet trial. They ate either a regular diet or a low-salicylate diet for 6 weeks, and then ate the opposite one for another 6 weeks.
The patients were assigned their diet order randomly, and the physician evaluating them did not know which diet they were on at their evaluations. They were evaluated before beginning the study, after the first 6 weeks, and again at the end (12th week). The evaluations consisted of questionnaires including one named the SNOT-22 * and two others with the more boring names NSSS and ACQ-7, as well as measurements using instruments to evaluate their breathing and sinus condition.
* SNOT = Sino-Nasal Outcome Test
According to all the measurements, the patients had significant improvement on the low-salicylate diet.
QUOTE: “The study further reinforces that a low-salicylate diet can lead to an improvement in nasal symptoms, objective nasal endoscopic evaluation scores and asthma control in patients with AERD.”
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