A Doctor Answers: Can Dairy Products Cause Joint Pain?

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Playing A Doctor Answers Embarrassing Medical Questions

Dr. Anish Sheth, the Chief of Gastroenterology at The University Medical Center of Princeton, stopped by to answer some of our audience’s most embarrassing medical questions.

Like -- can dairy products cause joint pain?

Dr. Sheth says that inflammation in your intestines can cause “leaky gut syndrome” which can lead to lots of health issues, including joint pain.

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Since dairy can contribute to inflammation, he suggests avoiding it for two to three weeks to see if that helps. If it doesn’t, he says you should see your doctor about another cause.

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