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Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis in Women

 

Same effect was not seen in men, other dairy products tied to poorer knee health.

Women who frequently drink low-fat or fat-free milk may reduce the progression of osteoarthritis.

Women who frequently drink low-fat or fat-free milk may reduce the progression of osteoarthritis.

 

By Robert Preidt of HealthDay News:

 

Milk may be a useful weapon against arthritis of the knee for women, but the same can’t be said for yogurt or cheese, a new study says.

The more low-fat or fat-free milk women drank, the slower the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the study funded by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Milk consumption did not show the same benefit for men, however.

Researchers led by Dr. Bing Lu of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston also found that eating higher amounts of cheese had the opposite effect, speeding the progression of knee arthritis in women.

Taking in higher amounts of yogurt had no effect on knee arthritis in either women or men, the study found.

Osteoarthritis is the leading form of arthritis and affects nearly 27 million Americans aged 25 and older, the researchers noted, and knee arthritis tends to be more common and severe in women.

 

(Read More: courtesy of Everyday Health)

 

 

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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness

 

 

“This disease is most commonly associated with ‘older people’ and if you only gain one thing by seeing this, please understand that it affects young people too.”

Morgan has lived with the debilitating pain of arthritis for 10 years  and created the above video help fight back, inspire others, raise awareness, and contribute to research that will lead to a cure for arthritis. Let’s all give kudos to Morgan for her efforts!

This entry was posted on January 10, 2014, in Easy Living.