arthritis dietA series of dietetic guidelines promulgated by the Arthritis Foundation, which are intended to reduce arthritic symptoms (with the caveat that the data linking diet to arthritis is weak); the diet is based on sound dietary principles—e.g., eating a variety of foods; maintaining an optimal weight; avoiding excess cholesterol, fat, sugar and sodium; reducing alcohol; and consumption of adequate starch and fibre.
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arthritis dietAnti-arthritis diet Nutrition A series of dietary guidelines promulgated by the Arthritis Foundation–US, which may ↓ a person's risk of arthritis; the recommendations include eating a variety of foods, maintaining an optimal weight, avoiding excess cholesterol, fat, sugar, sodium, ↓ alcohol consumption, and consumption of adequate starch and fiber. See Diet, Dong diet, No-nightshade diet; Cf 'Anti-cancer diet. '.
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