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Can increasing calcium intake help with osteoarthritis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Drinking more milk or eating more cheese, or taking other steps to increase the amount of calcium in one's diet, does not have an effect on osteoarthritis. However, vitamins A, C, and E might protect joint cartilage.

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