Journal article

Effect of fatty acids on bone marrow lesions and knee cartilage in healthy, middle-aged subjects without clinical knee osteoarthritis

Y Wang, Anita Wluka, AM Hodge, DR English, GG Giles, R O'Sullivan, Flavia M Cicuttini

OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: There is evidence that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids alleviate the progression of osteoarthritis (OA). However, little work has been done to investigate the effect of fatty acids on bone marrow lesions and knee cartilage in healthy subjects. We examined this in a cohort of healthy middle-aged subjects without clinical knee OA. METHODS: Two hundred and ninety-three healthy adults without knee pain or injury were recruited from an existing community-based cohort. Intakes of fatty acids and food sources of these were estimated from a food frequency questionnaire at baseline. Tibial cartilage volume, tibial plateau bone area, tibiofemoral cartilage defects and bone marrow lesion..

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