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How does olive oil help manage knee osteoarthritis (OA)?

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One study shows that a compound in olive oil, called oleocanthal, helps prevent inflammation. It works in much the same way that NSAIDs do. Olive oils with the strongest flavor have the highest amount.

About 3 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil offers the same relief as 200 milligrams of ibuprofen. But that much oil also gives you about 400 calories.

To add olive oil to your diet without extra calories, use it in place of other fats, such as butter.

From: Healthy Eating for Knee Osteoarthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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Arthritis Foundation.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 12, 2018

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