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Garlic may help protect against osteoarthritis

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A diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, may help lower the risk osteoarthritis, according to new research from King’s College London.

Williams and colleagues noted that diallyl disulphide – a compound found in garlic and other alliums – has been shown to repress the expression of degrading enzymes that are linked with osteoarthritis – providing a potential mechanism of action for the observed effect.

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