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Benefits of antioxidant supplements for knee osteoarthritis: rationale and reality

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, January 2016
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Title
Benefits of antioxidant supplements for knee osteoarthritis: rationale and reality
Published in
Nutrition Journal, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12937-015-0115-z
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Authors

Ashok Kumar Grover, Sue E. Samson

Abstract

Arthritis causes disability due to pain and inflammation in joints. There are many forms of arthritis, one of which is osteoarthritis whose prevalence increases with age. It occurs in various joints including hip, knee and hand with knee osteoarthritis being more prevalent. There is no cure for it. The management strategies include exercise, glucosamine plus chondroitin sulfate and NSAIDs. In vitro and animal studies provide a rationale for the use of antioxidant supplements for its management. This review assesses the reality of the benefits of antioxidant supplements in the management of knee osteoarthritis. Several difficulties were encountered in examining this issue: poorly conducted studies, a lack of uniformity in disease definition and diagnosis, and muddling of conclusions from attempts to isolate the efficacious molecules. The antioxidant supplements with most evidence for benefit for pain relief and function in knee osteoarthritis were based on curcumin and avocado-soya bean unsaponifiables. Boswellia and some herbs used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine may also be useful. The benefits of cuisines with the appropriate antioxidants should be assessed because they may be more economical and easier to incorporate into the lifestyle.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 276 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 53 19%
Student > Master 51 18%
Researcher 21 7%
Other 19 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 7%
Other 46 16%
Unknown 72 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 65 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 39 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 11 4%
Other 44 16%
Unknown 79 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 41. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 May 2021.
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#668,836
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Outputs from Nutrition Journal
#206
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Outputs of similar age
#16,228
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Outputs of similar age from Nutrition Journal
#35
of 199 outputs
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