Unwanted Weight Is Probably Causing You Pain!

Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic problem; it’s very much a health problem as well. According to the American Obesity Association (AOA) 64.5% of adult Americans (about 127 million) are categorized as being overweight or obese. The unfortunate truth is that obesity is becoming a global epidemic, affecting both adults and children. There are many reasons… Read more »

Fish Oil Versus Krill Oil – Is There a Difference?

Extensive research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, helping to prevent inflammatory diseases like heart disease and arthritis. In addition to warding off inflammation, omega-3s are also essential to the brain, impacting behavior and cognitive function, and are especially important during fetal development. There are three types of fatty acids that are collectively referred… Read more »

Exposure to sunlight may be a benefit to people with rheumatoid arthritis

While overexposure to sunlight can be hazardous to skin health, it may be a plus for older women at risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from the Harvard University School of Public Health believe ultraviolet B rays, or UV-B, in sunlight may have a beneficial effect regarding RA. The study team considered long-term data on 235,000… Read more »

Study reveals new factor in development of osteoarthritis

A recent study by Rush University Medical Center in partnership with Northwestern University on the development of osteoarthritis (OA) has yielded exciting results. Researchers believe that they have isolated a molecular mechanism that could lead to the formation of OA. In turn, this could have long-term implications for the future treatment of OA. “Clinically, scientists… Read more »

New study sheds light on the development of osteoarthritis

Around the world, more individuals are experiencing osteoarthritis. According to a recent survey by Statistik Austria, nearly 40 percent of people over the age of 60 experience the condition, yet a team of researchers at the University Department of Orthopaedics at the MedUni are trying to find ways to prevent it from forming. “Glycobiology is… Read more »

Sleep linked to awareness and pain sensitivity

According to a recent study published in the journal Sleep, increased sleep time may lower pain sensitivity and increase awareness in adults. The research analyzed 18 healthy adults who were not in pain but reported being sleepy. They were assigned to sleep regimens in which they would either follow their normal sleep schedules or extend… Read more »

Compounds found in garlic may promote hip joint health

Research that was conducted at King’s College London and the University of East Anglia suggests that garlic may help prevent hip osteoarthritis in women. Authors of the study said that a nutritional and health analysis of a sample group of women showed that intake of garlic and other allium vegetables – like onions and leeks… Read more »