Anti-inflammatory diets reduce arthritis pain – latest findings
People with all sorts of health conditions – including rheumatoid arthritis – seek improvements in symptoms via changing what they eat. And it seems they are, in fact, right to do so.
New evidence suggests that an anti-inflammatory diet does significantly lower pain levels.
What is an anti-inflammatory diet?
An anti-inflammatory focuses on fruits and vegetables, lean protein, foods containing omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, whole grains, healthy fats and spices. It discourages the consumption of sugary and processed foods, red meat and alcohol. Examples of anti-inflammatory diets are vegetarian, vegan, ketogenic (low carbohydrate) or the Mediterranean diet.
What does the new research show?
The team looked through numerous studies and trials and focused on the best 19 publications. They said that the studies do have a high risk of bias, but nevertheless, “the main conclusion is that anti-inflammatory diets resulted in significantly lower pain than ordinary diets”.
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