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Vitamin C May Prevent Arthritis in Bum Knees

Vitamin C may help prevent injured knees from developing arthritis and arthritic knees from getting worse, according to a recent study. After monitoring the diets of a group of men for 10 years, researchers found that men who ate at least twice the recommended amount of  vitamin C (120 milligrams) were a third less like to experience worsening arthritis in their knees than men who consumed lower amounts of vitamin C. Investigators speculate that vitamin C may protect joints by neutralizing damaging "free radicals" and aiding in the construction of new joint materials.