Results from a recent study at King’s College in London suggest that women with diets rich in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, have a lower rate of hip osteoarthritis. It is the first study to look at the relationship of dietary patterns and the influence they may have on the development of the disease.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in adults and affects more women than men. Mostly contained to the hips, knees and spine, it causes pain and disability in those who suffer from it. At this time, there is no known treatment for the disease.
“It has been known for a long time that there is a link between body weight and osteoarthritis,” lead author Frances Williams says. “If our results are confirmed by follow-up studies, this will point the way towards dietary intervention or targeted drug therapy for people with osteoarthritis.”
Those looking to increase their garlic intake may want to consider adding supplements to their daily habit, such as those provided by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.
One bottle of Nutrina Odorless Garlic from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains the equivalent of 1,200 mg of fresh garlic bulb. A powerful antioxidant, garlic may promote circulatory health as well as helping bodies maintain healthy blood sugar levels.