Drinking low-fat milk helps prevent arthritis

The US Science Daily reported on April 7 that a new study published in the Journal of Arthritis Care and Research of the American College of Rheumatology found that women with knee arthritis often drink low-fat or skimmed milk, which helps relieve joints. Inflammatory condition.

In the new study, Dr. Lu Bing and colleagues at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard Medical School, conducted a comprehensive study of 2,148 patients with knee arthritis (including 888 males and 1,260 females). At the beginning of the study, scientists collected dietary data from the patients and assessed the arthritic process by X-ray technique to detect the width of the joint space. The results showed that the daily milk intake was 0, less than 3 cups (227 grams per cup), 4-6 cups and at least 7 cups, the joint gap width decreased by 0.38 mm, 0.29 mm, 0.29 mm, respectively. And 0.26 mm. After the researchers adjusted the severity of obesity, body mass index (BMI) and various dietary factors, the results were still true. In the male participants, no correlation was found between milk consumption and joint gap width. No matter whether men or women, drinking yogurt does not affect the condition of arthritis.

Lu Bing said that women who regularly drink milk can reduce the progression of arthritis, which may be related to nutrients such as phosphorus, calcium and protein.