Plant compound quercetin may prevent bone destruction in rheumatoid arthritis

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quercetin, fennel, arthritis diet, arthritis food, arthritis research, arthritis digestQuercetin could be used to counter the bone destructive processes of rheumatoid arthritis (alongside mainstream treatment), scientists highlight in The Journal of Medicinal Food.

Quercetin is found in many fruits, vegetables, leaves and grains, and is used as an ingredient in dietary supplements, beverages and foods.

A group of scientists has now investigated the impact that quercetin has on levels of interleukin-17 in rheumatoid arthritis.

Their laboratory experiments suggest that “quercetin could be an additional therapeutic option for bone destructive processes in rheumatoid arthritis” but now need a large clinical trials to confirm their findings.

Natural sources of quercetin include:

  • capers
  • dill and fennel
  • red onion
  • watercress
  • cranberry
  • black plums

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