Active Studies Recruiting

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Anti-Inflammatory Diet - with the Division of Rheumatology

Enrollment: Currently Enrolling
Study Duration: 3 months
Requirements: Men or women, any age, with rheumatoid arthritis*

Dr. Guma from the Division of Rheumatology at UCSD, together with the Center for Integrative Nutrition and Research, is conducting a study of a 3-month long program to test nutritional changes for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. *Any patient with rheumatoid arthritis without food allergies can participate. There will be four, one-hour, face-to-face visits required. Participation will also involve education and support in the adoption of a healthy and nutritionally balanced anti-inflammatory diet. The program includes a detailed baseline orientation, expert nutrition counseling and education, and telephone coaching.

If you are interested in the study and would like further details, please contact the Nutrition Rheumatoid Arthritis Study Coordinator at or call 858-291-2297. You may also review the study flyer here.

Ophthalmology and Diet – Shiley Eye Institute

Enrollment: Currently Enrolling
Study Duration: 12 months (6 months observation, 6 months active)
Requirements: Men or women ages 18-80 years with stable open angle glaucoma (OAG)*

Glaucoma affects about 80 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of blindness. Presently, there is no cure, yet evidence suggests prevention and early treatment for glaucoma is successful with the use of food as medicine. Glaucoma presents as either progressive open angle glaucoma (POAG) or closed angle glaucoma. POAG is the most common, representing at least 90% of cases. Many characteristics of this condition, including high intraocular pressure (IOP), have been linked to systemic metabolic and cellular health and research is beginning to show evidence of influence by dietary modifications on outcomes related to glaucoma.

For more information about this study, including participation, please contact us at

*Additional eligibility requirements may be reviewed with the study coordinator, please contact us for screening.