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Saturday, January 1, 2011
Fruits & Veggies vs OA
small study published last year (December, actually, but it sounds more impressive to say last year) in which the researchers performed a cross-sectional study of over 1,000 twins to assess their dietary patterns vs their risk for hip OA. It turns out that those who ate more fruits & veggies, especially cruciferous vegetables, eg cabbage, broccoli & cauliflower, and alliums, eg garlic, leeks, shallots, chives & onions, while avoiding fried potatoes, had a 25-30% relative lower risk of developing hip OA regardless of whether they were monozygotic or dizygotic. This association persisted even after adjusting for age, body mass index & physical activity. So it looks as if making better food choices to lower your arthritis risk & fend off vampires also lowers your stroke risk. Resolve in 2011 to eat healthier!