It is estimated that 46 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis. With that many people suffering from the painful ailment, could their hope lie in the hands (well, hooves) of the moose?
Many of the moose of Isle Royale, located in the northwest of Lake Superior, have been found to suffer from arthritis and scientists say that the origin of their arthritis may help explain human osteoarthritis, which is the most common type of arthritis.
According to 50 years of research, the moose ended up with arthritis due to bad nutrition early in their lives. The scientists believe that this may mean that people can link their arthritis to not only nutrition in their childhood, but even back to the womb. (more…)
The idea of drinking your pain away doesn’t seem like something that would be recommended by health professionals. But new research is coming up with evidence that people who drink alcohol may see benefits related to rheumatoid arthritis.
According to the study, drinking alcohol may ease the pain and lower the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The autoimmune disorder affects non-drinkers about four times more often than those who do partake in at least one drink three or more days a week, according to the study.
In the study of almost 2,000 people, those who had a drink on more than 10 days in the past month were less likely to have rheumatoid arthritis than those who didn’t drink at all.