In March 2018 researchers from Spain published the results of their study to assess the effect of core stabilization exercises and a lacto-vegetarian diet on low back pain and body composition in women with fibromyalgia. A total of 21 women were divided into three groups, each group undertaking either core stabilization exercises plus a lacto-vegetarian diet, placebo plus a lacto-vegetarian diet and a control group. Assessments of pain and body composition were performed at the start of the study and again at the end of the 4-week study period. Results showed that those undertaking the core stabilization exercises plus consuming a lacto-vegetarian diet had significant pain reduction at the end of the study. It was also noted that their total fat mass had decreased whilst their muscle mass had increased.
Martínez-Rodríguez A et al. Effects of lacto-vegetarian diet and stabilization core exercises on body composition and pain in women with fibromyalgia: randomized controlled trial. Nutr Hosp. 2018 Mar 1;35(2):392-399