Preventing Arthritis

Preventing Arthritis
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Even flexitarians might be at increased risk for developing arthritis.

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It may even help with arthritis: “Fish, seal, and flaxseed oils lessened joint pain.” So, it looks like we have another choice: we can kill and grind up her…[photo of a seal]; we can kill and grind up him…[photo of a fish] Or, we can kill and grind up this [illustration of flaxseeds].

On the other hand, eating meat—even a tiny amount—may dramatically increase our risk of developing degenerative arthritis. Even eating meat less than once a week may trigger arthritis. My patients will say things to me like, they only smoke x number of cigarettes, and my response is always that any amount of smoking is too much.

Well, this kind of data suggests the same thing for meat. So, let’s compare burgers. Same serving size, but the downer burger has 25% more calories, 300% more fat, 500% more saturated fat, and infinitely more cholesterol—of course, in addition to its arthritis-inducing potential.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

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It may even help with arthritis: “Fish, seal, and flaxseed oils lessened joint pain.” So, it looks like we have another choice: we can kill and grind up her…[photo of a seal]; we can kill and grind up him…[photo of a fish] Or, we can kill and grind up this [illustration of flaxseeds].

On the other hand, eating meat—even a tiny amount—may dramatically increase our risk of developing degenerative arthritis. Even eating meat less than once a week may trigger arthritis. My patients will say things to me like, they only smoke x number of cigarettes, and my response is always that any amount of smoking is too much.

Well, this kind of data suggests the same thing for meat. So, let’s compare burgers. Same serving size, but the downer burger has 25% more calories, 300% more fat, 500% more saturated fat, and infinitely more cholesterol—of course, in addition to its arthritis-inducing potential.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Doctor's Note

More on the health benefits of flax seeds:
Can Flax Seeds Help Prevent Breast Cancer?
Lifestyle Medicine Is the Standard of Care for Prediabetes
Prostate vs. Plants

And check out my other videos on arthritis

For further context, see my blog posts: Preventing and Treating Kidney Failure With DietPlant-Based Diets for Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Plant-Based Diets for Psoriasis.

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