The Prevention and Treatment of Arthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease in humans and all vertebrate animals. Nearly 50 percent of the population suffers from osteoarthritis by age 65. Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease of the joints, especially the weight-bearing joints that develops when the linings of joints degenerate, leading to inflammation, pain, and decreased mobility and function. Current thinking is that osteoarthritis is not just a single disorder, but a complex pattern of changes in the repair mechanisms that keep joints functioning normally. A number of different factors can impinge upon the health of joint tissue, including biomechanical forces, changes in body biochemistry, inflammatory processes, and altered immune function.
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Dietary factors that can be helpful in the management of OA include following a low fat diet, minimizing alcohol intake and the consumption of trans-fats. High fat animal foods contain a fat known as arachidonic acid that the body readily converts into a hormone (prostaglandin series-2) that promotes inflammatory changes in our joints. Studies indicate that switching to a lower animal fat diet can reduce pain and inflammation in various types of arthritic disorders. Alcohol and trans-fats also promote the formation of prostaglandin series-2, and should be eliminated or minimized in the diet.
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