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SP0059 The Role of Nutrition Upon Osteoarthritis and Inflammation
  1. M. T. Hannan1,2
  1. 1BIDMC Dept of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  2. 2Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston MA, United States


This session will discuss the role that nutrition has in osteoarthritis. The speaker will cover 4 aspects of the links between nutrition and OA, specifically:

1: to describe latest advances in the understanding of nutrition upon OA

2: to present evidence on the relationship between nutrition and pre- and post-OA onset, specifically with insights on patient characteristics

3: to discuss how nutrition may interact with joint pain, inflammation and limitations in OA

4: to critique the use of patient-oriented nutritional assessment and OA in clinical practice

The key message of this session is that nutritional intakes influence OA and play a role in the management of the disease, patient decisions about inclusion or exclusion of specific foods, and influences the major components of OA, namely pain, inflammation, physical activity and physical limitations and possibly bony growths.

Disclosure of Interest None Declared

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