Can exercise and diet affect Osteoarthritis?

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During the expert review, researchers from the University of Surrey identified a crucial link between metabolism and osteoarthritis. Metabolic changes, caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, trigger’s the genetic reprogramming of cells in the body and joints, according to an article in Science Daily.

It states that metabolic changes impact upon the cells ability to produce energy, forcing it to generate alternative sources to function. The stress this places on cells leads to the overproduction of glucose, which when not used for energy transforms into lactic acid, which is difficult for the body to flush out. Abnormal levels of this acid in the body leads to the inflammation of the joint’s cartilage which impedes on movement and causes pain.

This demonstrates that many conditions we experience are significantly influenced by our lifestyle choices and diet.  Placing importance on these things will help improve ones quality of life.

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