Research finds further benefit in eating fibre
A fibre-rich diet has been linked to a lowered risk of developing painful knee osteoarthritis.
It is the second time in recent months that fibre has been connected to surprising health benefits. In March 2017, Australian researchers discovered a link between taking fibre supplements and treating asthma.
In the latest study, published online today by the Annals of the Rheumatic Disease journal, researchers used data from two US studies to conclude eating more fibre was associated with a lower risk of painful knee osteoarthritis.
In one study, the risk was 30 per cent lower among those eating more fibre. In the other, there was 60 per cent less chance of developing the condition.
One of the studies also found that those who had a high cereal fibre intake had a significantly lower risk of developing general worsening knee pain.
In May 2017, Australian researchers released the results from a study which found only a few participants were eating enough cereal fibre, with many participants only getting half of the cereal fibre they need.
The latest study into fibre and knee osteoarthritis was observational leading researchers to say they cannot conclude why a diet high in fibre might lower the risk of painful knew osteoarthritis.
The researchers however said previous studies have connected fibre-rich diets to having multiple health benefits, “many of which are relevant to osteoarthritis.”
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