Tag: arthritis research

New Blood Test Diagnoses OA in Early Stages

Researchers at the Warwick Medical School’s Clinical Sciences Research Institute, UK, have developed a blood test that can diagnose osteoarthritis (OA) in its early stages, potentially leading to earlier treatment for the debilitating disease and enhanced quality of life for arthritis patients. The test also can differentiate between OA and

Could Choice of Alcoholic Beverage Affect Arthritis Risk?

Wine drinkers may be less likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee, while drinking beer is associated with greater risk of osteoarthritis in both the knee and hip. Writing in Arthritis Research & Therapy, British researchers reported those findings from an analysis of nearly 3,000 participants in the Genetics of

Research Roundup: Curcumin; Tomatoes & Prostate Cancer; High Fructose Corn Syrup & Arthritis

Curcumin Benefits Metabolic Syndrome
Curcumin supplements may help regulate insulin sensitivity and energy in people with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms characterized by obesity, hypertension, and ineffective glucose and insulin metabolism. Researchers randomly assigned 117 people with metabolic syndrome to take either curcumin supplements or a placebo. After eight weeks,

Orthoses Provide Reliable Relief for Foot OA

Hip osteoarthritis (OA) progresses differently between African Americans and Caucasians, showed a study published in Arthritis Research & Therapy (December 2015). After a six-year follow-up, African Americans tended to have more pronounced disability, while whites had more radiographic progression. Progression was defined in four ways, including: radiographic hip OA progression;

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