Does what you eat cause arthritis?
Studies have lead to believe that your diet can lead to early onset arthritis. Today, we are going to discuss this in our article.
The research from today’s study asks and answers the common question of “does what you eat cause arthritis?” A study conducted in April 2017 focused on individuals who had a diet consisting of high fatty acids. More specifically, at least a 20 percent saturated fatty acid and simple carb diet. Researchers found that these individuals had osteoarthritic changes in their knee. They then proceeded to look at the matrix of the cartilage in the knee. It was discovered that the saturated fatty acids deposited into the cartilage of the knee, which changed it and caused it to be softer/ easily worn out. This is what caused the osteoarthritis.
This obviously lead to an osteoarthritic like effect in the knee since there was less cushion/support. They also noted that below the cartilage of the knee, there had been changes in the bony matrix structure as a result of the saturated fatty acids on the bony structure.
The researcher and author of the study concluded that osteoarthritis is not just a result of wear and tear, but diet could have an effect. If you are eating a lot of fatty acids, you may weigh more which can be a factor that causes more wear and tear on the knee. This is putting more weight on the joint.
When we examine you and talk to you, we can certainly help guide you to the appropriate nutritionist to help with your diet if necessary and we can help you manage pain caused by arthritis too.
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