Arthritis & Rheumatism

Researcher evaluates estrogen as therapy for knee osteoarthritis

More than 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The degenerative joint disease, often caused by wear and tear, is a leading cause of disability ...

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Network of proteins influences the advancement of osteoarthritis

A network of carbohydrate binding proteins—so-called galectins—plays an important role in the degeneration of cartilage in osteoarthritis. A research group at the MedUni Vienna was able to demonstrate this correlation, ...

Genetics

New osteoarthritis genes discovered

In the largest study of its kind, nine novel genes for osteoarthritis have been discovered by scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Results of the study, published today (19 March) in Nature ...

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Weight loss through exercise alone does not protect knees

Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose weight through diet and exercise or diet alone, according to a new MRI study ...

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New research could personalize medicine for arthritis patients

Joint injury can lead to post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). In fact, about half of all people who rupture the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee will develop PTOA within 10-20 years of the injury.

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MRI reveals weight loss protects knees

Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new MRI study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North ...

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Knee sound based detector for osteoarthritis prediction

University Malaya researchers have developed a non-invasive, radiation-free, early stage detection system called the Knee Sound Detector to determine the seriousness of the knee joint condition for osteoarthritis patients. ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Drink milk? Women who do may delay knee osteoarthritis

New research reports that women who frequently consume fat-free or low-fat milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Results published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis ...

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Statin therapy may reduce risk of osteoarthritis

(Medical Xpress)—Regular use of cholesterol-lowering medicines calledstatins may reduce a person's chances of developing the degenerative joint disease osteoarthritis, UK scientists have found.

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