Low Calorie Diet Can Help Arthritis
June 24, 2012 by Julia.
Researchers in Denmark found that patients on the strict diet for 16 weeks lost radical amounts of weight and reported a huge improvement in their pain levels, a daily reported.
A simple diet, which is very low in calories and high in protein combined with regular exercise, could end the misery of arthritis for millions of sufferers, according to new research. A relatively small weight loss can have a dramatic effect by reducing swelling, relieving pain and even helping prevent further deterioration of the joints.
"Research shows that losing weight, however modest, when combined with exercise, is a panacea at every stage," Professor Alan Silman, medical director of Arthritis Research UK, said.
"A healthy weight reduces the risk of developing the disease, relieves existing symptoms and helps to prevent further deterioration. Weight loss and exercise has been shown to achieve the same level of symptom relief as joint replacement surgery."
This is good news for gout sufferers, as a low calorie diet can be also low in purines, which will help to reduce the severity of gout flares they will experience. For the high protein, stick to beans, soy or chicken, as red meats, especially steaks and organ meats, have been known to cause flare ups.
The study participants were also placed on a regimented exercise plan, which helped them to lose the weight while still building muscle. Exercise is a great remedy for many types of arthritis, as it helps loosen up the joints, and increases blood flow and flexibility to the affected areas. The researchers involved in the study were happy to report the lessening of their patients' dependence on anti-inflammatory drugs such as generic Celebrex or generic Colcrys.
Other experts who were consulted about the study believed that the diet could be considered extreme, and would be difficult for patients to maintain in an uncontrolled environment. They did however; agree that losing weight eases pressure on joints, making arthritis pain less severe. If you are having weight or mobility issues, talk to your doctor about safe ways to starting losing weight. They may recommend seeing a nutritionist, personal trainer, or even a physiotherapist. These professionals can help you to create a fitness and nutrition regimen for yourself, and can often give you the mental tools to stick with it.
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