Thursday, October 18, 2018

NAC Reduces Joint Damage, Prevents Osteoarthritis in Mouse Study

In a series of recent experiments, scientists discovered that a common dietary supplement, NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) effectively prevents joint damage and loss of cartilage...

Gut Bacteria Linked to Arthritis and Destruction of Joint Cartilage

Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese,...

Gum Disease Bacteria Linked to Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person's joints and internal organs, causing pain and leading to disability. Rheumatoid arthritis...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Linked to Drug-Induced...

Researchers have discovered that patients with a particular genetic variation are four times more likely to develop pancreatitis if they are prescribed a widely...

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Lessen Severity of Osteoarthritis in Mice

Mice consuming a supplement of omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega 6 fatty...

Appetite Hormone, Leptin, Linked to Development of Arthritis in Obese Animals

The link between obesity and osteoarthritis may be more than just the wear and tear on the skeleton caused by added weight. Researchers at Duke University have...

Glucosamine Fails to Prevent Deterioration of Knee Cartilage, Decrease Pain

A short-term study found that oral glucosamine supplementation is not associated with a lessening of knee cartilage deterioration among individuals with chronic knee pain....

New Compound Dramatically Reduces Joint Inflammation

An experimental compound synthesized and developed by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has the capacity to significantly reduce...

Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers have linked a species of intestinal bacteria known as Prevotella copri to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, the first demonstration in humans that the chronic...

Bacteria Responsible for Gum Disease Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronic periodontal disease (PD) – one of the most prevalent infectious inflammatory diseases affecting humans – has been positively linked to systemic inflammatory disorders,...

Traditional Chinese Herbs for Arthritis

by Jim English Arthritis is a generic term for more than 100 different disorders, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia. Osteoarthritis, or wear-and-tear arthritis, is...

Tai Chi Shown To Improve COPD Exercise Capacity

Tai Chi can be used as an effective form of exercise therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new findings. The research, which was published online August 9, 2012 ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests that this form of exercise can improve exercise capacity and quality of life in people with COPD and may be as beneficial as pulmonary rehabilitation.