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Eating grapes reduces knee pain

New York: Suffering from knee pain?

Adding grapes to your diet can help

you lessen that excruciating knee pain.

Daily grape consumption may help alleviate

pain associated with symptomatic

osteoarthritis of the knee and improve joint

flexibility and overall mobility, a research said.

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This is possible because of polyphenols

(antioxidants) found in grapes.

"Our findings provide promising data that

links grape consumption to two very

important outcomes for those living with knee

osteoarthritis: reduced pain and

improvements in joint flexibility," said Shanil

Juma from Texas Woman's University, US.

During the study, researchers assigned 72

men and women with knee osteoarthritis (OA)

to either consume grapes in the form of a

whole grape freeze-dried powder or a placebo

powder.

The results showed that both men and women

consuming a grape-enriched diet had a

significant decrease in self-reported pain

related to activity and an overall decrease in

total knee symptoms.

This beneficial effect was more pronounced in

females.

Evidence of increased cartilage metabolism

was observed in men consuming the grape-

enriched diet, the study noted.

Osteoarthritis is more likely to occur in

people over 45 years of age, and women are

more likely to have osteoarthritis than men.

IANS

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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