A lifestyle modification may help relieve the pain associated with knee osteoarthritis OA, according to a study published in Pain Medicine. Opioids, pain relievers, and anti-inflammatory drugs carry unpleasant side effects for many patients with persistent knee OA. Noting the need for alternative forms of pain management, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB tested the efficacy of 2 dietary interventions: one low in carbohydrates and one low in fat. They also examined serum levels for oxidative stress before and after the intervention. The investigators found that the low-carb diet reduced levels of functional pain and self-reported pain compared with the low-fat and regular diets. Participants who followed the low-carb diet also showed reduced oxidative stress. Continue Reading. The authors concluded that lowering oxidative stress through a low-carb diet may provide relief from pain and offer an alternative to opioids. The effect of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets on pain in individuals with knee osteoarthritis [published online March 13, ]. Pain Med. Study: low-carb diet provides relief from knee osteoarthritis.
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Low-carb diets are popular and controversial at the same time. When not used with proper overall nutrition in mind, a low-carb diet can potentially lead to long-term health problems. Among those are an increased risk for gout, a form of arthritis, and osteoporosis. Low-carb diets come in many varieties, and the buzzwords “low carb” are found on many food labels. Low-carb diets that have generated a lot of publicity include. The publicity has been both favorable and unfavorable. Reports of short-term weight loss success and improved levels of good cholesterol HDL and triglycerides are common.