No formally recognized special diet for osteoarthritis exists. A diet can only be recommended to reduce the excess weight, which is one of the most significant risk factors for the onset and progression of osteoarthritis. The use of foods containing gels (jellied meat, cartilage), traditionally recommended to patients with arthritis has no proved positive effect; neither do dietary supplements.
"At the end of the 20th century, however, the situation changed dramatically. The development of new technologies in the food industry, and in particular injecting meat products with preservatives led to the emergence of a new type of osteoarthritis: a so-called "metabolic arthritis." Or, to use a pseudo-scientific term "osteoarthritis on the background of metabolic syndrome ...” (P.V. Yevdokymenko "Osteoarthritis. Getting rid of joint pains. " ONYX publishing house: 2011.) Quoting the renowned rheumatologist, we wish to emphasize the importance of a healthy, balanced and useful nutrition in the life of any person, and patients with chronic joint disease in particular.