Another inflammatory driven condition
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. 80% of people over the age of 55 has been documented to have radiological evidence of joint degeneration (Stross JK, Bole GG, 1985).
Years ago the belief was that osteoarthritis was not an inflammatory disease, but only caused by wear and tear. There is however evidence now that inflammation also plays a role (Monibi F, et al. 2015).
Research has shown that the severity of pain increased as the inflammatory marker hs‐CRP increased in patients with osteoarthritis (Sturmer T, et al. 2004). Not only is inflammation playing a role, but free radical damage is also affecting the cartilage.
In this study patients with osteoarthritis had approximately a 4 fold lower level of extracellular SOD, the body’s own antioxidant enzymes (Regan E, Flannelly J, et al. 2005). When the blood glucose is too high, the glucose reacts with proteins causing glycosylated protein resulting in tissue damage.
As we get older glycation contributes to stiffer and more brittle cartilage (Verzijl N et al. 2000).
This is another reason why it is beneficial for you to eat low glycemic index, high nutrient food.
Recommendations that work. This is not a regular diet program.