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How can a poor diet contribute to osteoarthritis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
A poor diet could lead to obesity, and obesity increases the risk of osteoarthritis. Also, not having a good diet may mean you are not getting enough of the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, which are needed to help protect joint cartilage. More research needs to be done to determine how dietary practices are related to osteoarthritis.

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