The pathways that commonly lead to osteoarthritis derive from lifestyle factors including diet, weight, exercise, and wear and tear from previous injury. Modifications of diet and lifestyle can in fact have the largest impact in the prevention and management of osteoarthritis. So now where do you start?
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), osteoarthritis affects 27 million American adults and those affected are only expected to grow in number in such an increasingly aging and obese population. Up until now, medical research has failed to demonstrate that specific foods or diet can play any part in reducing the progression of osteoarthritis.