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Monday, December 20, 2010

Garlic may treat painful osteoarthritis--study

A diet rich in allium containing vegetables, such as garlic, onions, and leeks can help treat painful osteoarthritis, according to a new research, carried out by researchers at King's College London and the University of East Anglia.

Findings of the new study sheds light on the possible effects of allium-rich diet in protecting against hip osteoarthritis, but also show the potential for using compounds found in garlic to develop treatments for the condition, which until now is limited to painkillers and hip replacement surgery.

Garlic benefits to fight osteoarthritis
In their study, team of U.K. researchers discovered that women who consume diet rich in garlic, onions and leeks are less likely to develop osteoarthritis in hip joints.


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