People in non-industrial societies moving to high-energy diets are more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis

The risk of knee osteoarthritis in non-industrial societies is greater than previously realised and should be investigated. Introduction Osteoarthritis is a common condition that makes a person’s joints stiff and painful, particularly in the morning. It is caused by thinning of the cartilage within the joints, which allows the bones to rub against each other. […]

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Moderate alcohol consumption may not affect liver blood tests in people taking methotrexate

Weekly alcohol consumption of less than 14 units per week does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of abnormal liver blood tests. Introduction Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing pain and disability. It can also affect internal organs. Rheumatoid arthritis is more common in older […]

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Sticking to a healthy diet over many years may protect against rheumatoid arthritis

Women with a healthy diet may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis Introduction Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing pain and disability. It can also affect internal organs. Rheumatoid arthritis is more common in older people, but there is also a high prevalence in young adults, adolescents […]

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Eating more fibre may reduce the pain and symptoms of osteoarthritis

Including more dietary fibre can reduce pain and symptoms in people with osteoarthritis in their knees Introduction Osteoarthritis is a common condition that makes a person’s joints stiff and painful. It is caused by thinning of the cartilage within the joints, which allows the bones to rub against each. Joint swelling and pain are frequent […]

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Potential Positive Benefits of Nutritious, Well-balanced Diet in People with Lupus

Cecilia Lourdudoss, Ph.D. student at the Unit for Research Therapy, Inflammatory Diseases (ClinTRID), Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, spoke with the Lupus Foundation of America recently about her latest research findings on the association of diet and steroid use in people with lupus, published in Lupus Science & Medicine. In this study, vitamin D was […]

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High-dose fish oil is no better than low-dose for osteoarthritis of the knee

Standard fish oil capsules offer relief for people with painful osteoarthritis. INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis is a condition that makes a person’s joints stiff and painful. It is caused by thinning of the cartilage within the joints, which allows the bones to rub against each other. It is the most common of all the different types of […]

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