“The possible mechanism(s) might be related to the potential antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory of both green tea polyphenols and exercise and their effects of preservation of cartilage integrity and suppression of the bone loss process.
“In conclusion, in the present study, clinical improvements in disease activity, health quality, and bone resorption and formation biomarkers were observed in all RA patients following green tea and exercise therapy interventions.
“The data suggested that green tea and exercise might be of interest in RA therapy depending on the patient’s needs and disease activity status.”
It added: “The European League Against Rheumatism and American College of Rheumatology scores revealed more clinical improvement in the disease activity of rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with green tea along with exercise compared with rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with infliximab or exercise combinations.
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