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Nutrition for Kawasaki Disease

Statistically, KD is most common in Asian descents which might be because they consume more soy. Soy contains high levels of isoflavones which interferes with the body's ability to properly adhere to inflammatory response. It is important to regulate cholesterol levels with a heart healthy diet.

Soy contains high levels of isoflavones which interferes with the body's ability to properly adhere to inflammatory response. Despite the obvious sources of soy coming from soy milk or soy nuts, other foods to avoid that are high in soy consist of tofu, edamame, bean sprouts, miso soup, soy sauce, and teriyaki sauce just to name a few.

Patients with Kawasaki Disease experience inflamed blood vessels and can seriously damage organs in the long run. In addition, a high intake of sugar has been a common contributing factor to worsen the symptoms of Kawasaki Disease so a healthy diet will be very beneficial for patients.

Thiamine deficiency, lack of B1 Vitamin, is another factor that is very dangerous and serves somewhat as a cascading effect that leads to other complications and abnormalities. A Vitamin D deficiency has also shown to be linked to Kawasaki Disease because it also disrupts the inflammation process in your body which puts patients at a greater risk for inflamed blood vessels.

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