Diet rich in saturated fatty acids found to be linked with the onset of osteoarthritis, a study reveals.
-The recent research conducted at University of Queensland (Australia) was focused on investigating the connection between dietary fat and onset of osteoarthritis.
-The study was in line with the previous research conducted by the same group of researchers that suggested antioxidants and anti-cholesterol drugs could slow the progression of joint damage.
-The study evaluated the effects of a diet rich in saturated fatty acids and simple carbohydrates on osteoarthritis.
-As per the study, a diet containing 20 % saturated fats and simple carbohydrates, produced osteoarthritic-like changes in the knee.
-Findings revealed a direct association between the consumption of animal fat and an increased risk of osteoarthritis.
-Findings were published in the Scientific Reports
Source: Scientific Reports