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Managing Your Pain

Best and Worst Foods for Pain

Some research suggests that certain foods may affect rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
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Alcohol

Best and worst

Several studies have shown that people who drink in moderation have a lower risk of being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and if they do have RA, moderate drinkers seem to have less severe symptoms, including pain, than non drinkers.

But beware of alcohol if you're taking medications for RA, cautions Sandon. "Drugs can interact with alcohol," she says.

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