Running Won’t Raise Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis, Study Says

Does running increase your chance of getting osteoarthritis of the knees?  The answer next…

Running Won’t Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis, Study Says

 

Robert Preidt writing in Healthday reported regular running doesn’t seem to increase your chances of developing knee osteoarthritis, and it may even help prevent the disease, researchers report.

The researchers analyzed data from more than 2,600 people who provided information about the three most common types of physical activity they did at different times in their lives. The average age of the study volunteers was 64. The time periods asked about were 12-18, 19-34, 35-49, and 50 and older. Among the participants, 29 percent said they were runners at some point in their lives.

Runners, no matter what the age when they were active runners, had knee pain less often than people who didn’t run, according to the study. They also had fewer symptoms and evidence of knee arthritis than non-runners did, the researchers found.

The findings indicate that regular running does not increase the risk of knee arthritis, and may even protect against it, concluded the authors of the study.

Comment : good news for runners

Sound waves to detect osteoarthritis? Next…

Acoustic technique developed to detect knee osteoarthritis

A revolutionary medical technique using sound waves to identify osteoarthritis in the knee has been developed by researchers.

The UK is leading this new field of health research based on listening to the sounds emitted by the body.

Potentially, this could transform the ways in which knee osteoarthritis is assessed and treated

Microphones are attached to the knees of patients, and the high frequency sound waves emanating from their knees are measured as they stand up. These acoustic emissions are interpreted by computer software to give information about the health of the patient’s knee.

The portable device could eventually be used by GPs, hospital doctors and nurses to assess patients with knee osteoarthritis regularly to see whether the knee is changing or responding to treatment.

Comment: Sounds good.

You might want to talk with your mother about this next one…

Drinking Lots Of Milk May Not Reduce Fracture Risk.

BBC News reported that according to a study published in the British Medical Journal, “drinking lots of milk may not lower the risk of fracturing bones.” After examining “the dietary habits” of some 106,700 Swedes and following them for up to two decades, researchers found that “women who drank more than three glasses a day were actually more likely to break bones than those who had less.” The women whose milk intake was high also had an increased risk of death, the study found.

 

Comment: Another sacred cow is shot down. Don’t worry though… next week another study will come out saying drinking milk is good for you.

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