Food and Arthritis

Question

What foods should be taken on the one hand and avoided on the other?

Answer

There are no foods that have been shown in rigorous studies to improve or worsen any type of arthritis– the only exception is gout where foods high in purines can trigger a gout flare.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University