While there are plenty of reasons to include more nutritious foods in your diet — to feel your best, to help maintain a healthy weight — some foods contain antioxidants that are beneficial for knee osteoarthritis. The following vitamins have been studied for their relationship to osteoarthritis of the knee, and the results indicate that the foods you eat can make a difference for both your knees and your body.
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“Lipid Peroxidation, Glutathione, Vitamin E, and Antioxidant Enzymes in Synovial Fluid From Patients With Osteoarthritis.” W. Sutipornpalangkul et al. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. 2009, vol. 12, pp. 324-328.
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“Serum Levels of Vitamin D, Sunlight Exposure, and Knee Cartilage Loss in Older Adults: The Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort Study.” C. Ding et al. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2009, vol. 60, pp. 1381-1389.
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