The Role of Nutrition in Osteoarthritis Development

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2024 | Viewed by 2406

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Department of Life Sciences, School of Sciences, European University Cyprus, Nicosia 2404, Cyprus
Interests: osteoarthritis; cartilage damage; skeletal remodelling; bone metabolism; microbiome; probiotics; prebiotics

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Dear Colleagues,

Managing osteoarthritis (OA) has become a worldwide challenge. OA is thought to have a multifactorial aetiology, and therefore the underlying cause is incompletely understood. Factors such as mechanical loading, inflammation, metabolic alterations and joint injury play a major role in the pathogenesis of OA. Current medical management is primarily based on trying to control pain, whereas non-pharmacological practices focus on weight loss and physical activity.

Recently, there has been an increasing interest in the potential benefits of diet and nutrition on the prevention and management of OA. Evidence thus far supports the hypothesis that dietary components with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamins C and E, may benefit OA. However, clinically meaningful long-term effects of different nutrients on OA remain to be determined. Any new research on these topics should cast new light on nutrition and its relationship with OA pathogenesis, and have the potential to pave the way for new forms of therapy based on dietary manipulation.

This Special Issue of Nutrients entitled “The Role of Nutrition in Osteoarthritis Development” welcomes original clinical and pre-clinical research studies as well as review articles examining the impact of nutrition on OA. Systematic review and meta-analysis contributions summarizing the current evidence on nutrition and OA interaction are also welcome in this effort.

Dr. Antonia Sophocleous
Guest Editor

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  • osteoarthritis
  • obesity-associated osteoarthritis
  • inflammation
  • nutrition
  • micronutrients
  • antioxidants
  • polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • vitamins
  • gut microbiome

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The Role of Nutrition in Osteoarthritis Development
by Antonia Sophocleous
Nutrients 2023, 15(20), 4336; - 12 Oct 2023
Cited by 1 | Viewed by 1733
Osteoarthritis (OA) prevalence has increased 113% since 1990, and currently more than half a billion people worldwide are living with this slowly progressing, degenerative joint disease [...] Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Role of Nutrition in Osteoarthritis Development)
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