Nutrition and Arthritis

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 23 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1128
  1. Helen Macdonald (

    This book is a timely reminder that we are over half way through the Bone and Joint Decade (2000-2010), whose goal is to empower patients and improve quality of life. Experts in the field have tended to be sceptical about dietary approaches to arthritis but the authors argue that in the context of adverse side effects with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitors the dietary approach may be the proper and safest approach for many sufferers.

    The focus is on osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, since these are the most common (and costly) forms of over 200 types of arthritis. The …

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