Can a dietary fibre supplement alleviate knee pain
Researchers would like to try a fibre supplement on those who have obesity and knee osteoarthritis. They speculate that a high fibre supplement will change the gut microbiota and reduce chronic inflammation.
Adults between 30 and 75 years old
BMI greater than 30 kg/m. Calculate here (or we can calculate for you)
Have knee osteoarthritis (not due to a previous injury)
What to Expect:
consume powdered fibre twice a day for 6 months
take part in 4 body scans (DEXA). See a video of a DEXA scan.
do a 6 minute walking test
one knee x-ray
have blood drawn on test days
Visit the lab at the U of C for 4 test days and 5 brief check-up meetings. About a 20-hour time commitment over 9 months.
Dr. Rafael Fortuna at email@example.com or 403-220-5450.