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Drinking Milk May Help Slow Arthritis Progression

A new study published in Arthritis Care and Research has shown that drinking milk may slow the progression of knee arthritis, The New York Times’ Well blog reports. Researchers collected detailed health, diet and behavioral data on 2,148 men and women with knee osteoarthritis and then took annual knee x-rays for 4 years. Over the 4 years, researchers measured space between bones in the knee to determine the progression of arthritis. “They found that increasing milk consumption was associated with slower progression of the disease in women. In men, only those who consumed the most milk — seven or more glasses a week — saw the effect.”

Read it in The New York Times’ Well blog.

Read the study in Arthritis Care and Research.