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The Relationship Between Inflammation, Arthritis, and Nutrition

September 22, 2015 - 11:00am PDT, 2:00pm EDT
Recorded in September, 2015


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What is inflammation, and specifically how is it related to arthritis? What role does diet play in inflammation? Research suggests that what we eat may influence the progression and symptoms of arthritis. 

You will learn about the role of carbohydrates and fats in inflammation, potential dietary triggers (food sensitivities and malnutrition) of inflammation, and which foods have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and specific benefits for arthritis. 

This webinar will help you:

  1. Understand the role of inflammation in degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) vs. inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis)
  2. Understand how nutrition/diet is related to inflammation?
  3. Understand the primary dietary culprits responsible for inflammation
  4. Learn practical nutrition information to easily implement in your daily life 


Kristin Baker, PhD

Assistant Research Professor, ENACT - Enhancing Activity and Participation among Persons with Arthritis
Boston University

Dr. Kristin Baker is an Assistant Research Professor at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, in the Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training.  Dr. Baker’s research has primarily focused on examining the role exercise and nutrition play in the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis, both structurally and clinically.  She has developed and tested a strengthening protocol for knee osteoarthritis and examined the role of dietary fatty acids on inflammation in osteoarthritis.   In her most recent clinical trial she extended the strengthening protocol to include behavioral medicine and technology to examine the effect of these approaches on the adoption of, and adherence to  exercise in adults with knee osteoarthritis.  Dr. Baker has been the recipient of various grants through National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR), and the Arthritis Foundation. 

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