“In this context, commonly available fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, and pomegranates have shown promising results in reducing pain and inflammation in experimental models and in human clinical studies of arthritis.”
The report adds: “In conclusion, on the basis of emerging pre-clinical, epidemiological and clinical data, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, as well as pomegranates are among the commonly available fruits that may offer some protection against arthritis.”
Symptoms of arthritis
The most prevalent form of arthritis in the UK is osteoarthritis, which affects almost nine million people.
To begin with, it compromises the smooth cartilage lining of the joint, making movement more difficult and leading to pain and stiffness.