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Special Reports June 2013 Issue

Eating Right for Healthy Joints

The right diet can make a surprising difference for people with arthritis.

With some 50 million Americans afflicted by arthritis, chances are that even if you don’t suffer from the disease, your spouse or someone else close to you does. But there’s hope for this painful condition. Arthritis patients have a range of medications available, and today most know the benefits of exercise for improving their condition. While once arthritis sufferers were told “rest is best,” research at Tufts and elsewhere has shown that strength training in particular can help prevent and reduce arthritis symptoms.

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