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Vitamins slow the progression of osteoarthritis

Results from the Framingham Knee Osteoarthritis Cohort Study suggest that high dietary intakes of vitamins C, E, and D are associated with a reduction in the risk of progression of the disease.

The researchers did not find any effects on the development of new disease but those subjects who suffered from osteoarthritis at the beginning of the study appeared to be at less risk of progression if they consumed higher amounts of vitamin C. Similar protection was seen with vitamin D. Vitamin E appeared to protect against progression in men.