After analyzing data from more than 25,000 individuals, researchers
have found an association between the consumption of fruits and
vegetables containing certain carotenoids and the risk of developing
arthritis. Carotenoids are the compounds also responsible for adding
the orange and yellow coloring to certain fruits and vegetables. While
more research is needed, their findings indicate the dietary
consumption of fruits and vegetables may protect against the
development of arthritis.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, August 2005.