WASHINGTON (Reuters) Jan. 12 - Vitamin D -- which the body makes when exposed to sunlight -- may help prevent multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, two studies suggest.
The findings may help explain why the two autoimmune diseases are more common in northern climes, where sunlight is often scarce, the researchers said.
Thu Dec 4, 2003
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Thickening of blood vessel walls -- a sign of "plaque" build-up -- seems to occur faster in people with rheumatoid arthritis, Japanese researchers report. This may explain why the disease has been linked with an increased risk of death from heart disease.
The results also indicate that blood tests that measure inflammation and bone changes can predict how fast such thickening will occur.
Gardening is an enjoyable and fulfilling pastime for many arthritis patients, but building and maintaining your garden may be difficult if your joints hurt. Whether it is your knees, back or fingers, moving about without general pain or stiffness while you work is difficult. The following article will outline some basic tips and plans that you can do to help minimize the strain on your body for a fulfilling gardening experience.
Listen to Your Body & Keep it Simple
September 18, 2003
Tue Aug 26, 2003
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When rheumatoid arthritis is active, often in the early stages, cholesterol levels shift into a danger zone where they could start causing plaque buildup in the arteries, new findings show.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis often have levels of total cholesterol that are actually slightly below normal, Dr. M. T.
The following article gives information about arthritis and joint pains.
There are many things that can be done to help ease the discomfort of arthritis.
As part of our regular newsletter there will be the latest news and examples of successful complementary treatments.
By Charles Cochran, DC
The medical costs of treating arthritis in the U.S. are quite staggering. Joint
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