People with osteoarthritis are invited to take part in a University of Kent study on the effect of diet on the condition.
The research  project, conducted by the University’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences , will investigate the effect of diet on joint function and other osteoarthritis symptoms. It is hoped the results of the research will help provide new ways for people with osteoarthritis to manage their symptoms more naturally.
Participants in the research, which runs until the end of April, must be over 18 and have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. The research will be conducted through a series of questionnaires over a four-month period; participants can complete these at their home.
Dr Glen Davison, Lecturer in Nutrition and Physiology, said: ‘Research projects such as this rely on willing participants to establish exactly what the issues are for osteoarthritis sufferers. We hope our research will help many of them manage their symptoms more naturally when the project concludes.’
A second, optional, strand of the research will involve participants visiting the University’s clinic, located at its Medway campus , or at another clinic based in London, to provide a small blood and urine sample. Volunteers for both strands will receive a gift as compensation for their time.
To register your interest in one or both strands of the research, or for more information, contact: J.R.Dyer@Kent.ac.uk  or 01634 888457.