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Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredThere is no special diet to follow if you have osteoarthritis, but what you eat can make the condition worse. A high-fat diet can lead to obesity, which put stress on the joints damaged by osteoarthritis. Fat causes inflammation in the body, which can increase the pain of osteoarthritis. Eating a healthy, low-fat diet can help keep your weight down, which will reduce the pressure put on your knee and hip joints.
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
There is little evidence that gobbling up or shunning specific foods will help manage osteoarthritis symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness. However, you can help keep these symptoms under control at the dinner table.
The trick? Don't eat too much, period. Overweight people are significantly more likely to develop osteoarthritis. Carrying extra pounds puts pressure on the joints, which can cause and worsen osteoarthritis symptoms. Some scientists even think that inflammatory chemicals made by excess body fat may damage joints. If you're overweight, find a weight-loss plan you can stick with.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.