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How can eating a balanced diet help ease osteoarthritis symptoms?

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Studies show that a variety of nutrients may help ease arthritis symptoms. Foods rich in vitamin C, especially fruits and vegetables, may help. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and fish oil, may soothe, too. Experts say it's best to focus on healthy foods rather than on single nutrients. You can get all the nutrients you need simply by following a balanced diet.

SOURCES:

NIAMS, "Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis."

Vincent, H. PM&R, May 2012.

Messier, S. , July 2009. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Magrans-Courtney, T. , 2011. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Chlebowski, R. , January 2011. Maturitas

Black, C. Health Technology Assessment, November 2009.

Wang, Y. , 2007. Arthritis Research & Therapy

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Osteoarthritis."

Gruenwald, J. , September 2009. Advances in Therapy

White, A. , March 2007. Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 20, 2019

SOURCES:

NIAMS, "Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis."

Vincent, H. PM&R, May 2012.

Messier, S. , July 2009. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Magrans-Courtney, T. , 2011. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Chlebowski, R. , January 2011. Maturitas

Black, C. Health Technology Assessment, November 2009.

Wang, Y. , 2007. Arthritis Research & Therapy

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Osteoarthritis."

Gruenwald, J. , September 2009. Advances in Therapy

White, A. , March 2007. Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 20, 2019

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