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Does Drinking Milk Help Arthritis? New Study


In a new study it has been found drinking of milk regularly may slow down the knee arthritis for women. In men it has not shown the same result. Also, intake of yogurt or cheese didn’t promise any such goodness to women.
Researchers say the low-fat or fat-free milk worked in slowing down the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee.

The study was funded by US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It was led by Dr Bing Lu of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Details of the findings are published in Arthritis Care & Research journal.

Dr Lu said the intake of higher amounts of cheese showed opposite effect in women. It helped in speeding up the knee arthritis progression. But the yogurt consumption in higher quantity didn’t show any effect on the knee.

About 27 million people aged 25 and above in America suffer from knee arthritis and it is more common among women.

Researchers studied more than 1,200 women and about 900 men suffering from knee arthritis. They collected information of their dietary habits and assessed knees first at the beginning of the study and thereafter on 12th, 24th, 36th and 48th months.

Dr Lu said the milk plays important role in maintaining healthy knees, but more research is still required to encourage women for drinking it.

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