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Certain Fruits and Vegetables Reduce Arthritis Risk

After analyzing data from more than 25,000 individuals, researchers have found an association between the consumption of fruits and vegetables containing certain carotenoids and the risk of developing arthritis. Carotenoids are the compounds also responsible for adding the orange and yellow coloring to certain fruits and vegetables. While more research is needed, their findings indicate the dietary consumption of fruits and vegetables may protect against the development of arthritis.

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, August 2005.