Research Finds Knee Osteoarthritis More Prevalent in Female Minorities
Orlando, FL -- (SBWire) -- 08/28/2015 --Millions of people from around the world are suffering from knee osteoarthritis. This condition is debilitating, and can significantly reduce the quality of life of the sufferers. While age, occurrence of injury, and genes are considered to be the common risk factors of the condition, there is a certain group of people who are also believed to be more susceptible to the condition.
Research finds knee osteoarthritis more prevalent in female minorities. According to the study presented at the American College of Rheumatology, African-American women are more likely to suffer from knee osteoarthritis. They are also more susceptible to having the need for joint replacement surgery. Hispanic women are also found to be more at risk than Caucasian women or men in general, regardless of the race.
"Today, sufferers resort to various medications and natural remedies just to reduce their pain and improve their overall condition," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
The Harvard Medical School's associate professor, Elena Losina, PhD, conducted a study to determine who is more at risk of knee osteoarthritis, and when it usually develops. This condition often develops when there is wear and tear in the cartilage. It causes pain that impedes the ability of the sufferers to perform their daily routines. Today, people resort to total knee replacement surgery to improve their condition.
In the computer simulation conducted by Dr. Losina and her colleagues, they tried to estimate knee osteoarthritis risk among African-American women as well as for Hispanic and Caucasian men and women. They found that African-American women were 17 percent more at risk and Caucasian women were 10 percent more susceptible to the condition.
The high risk among Hispanic and African-American women was believed to be due to the high prevalence of obesity among the group. Obesity is a major risk factor of knee osteoarthritis, and people need to have a proper diet and lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight and reduce their risk of knee osteoarthritis.
It appears that it is not only Hispanic and African-American women who are at risk of knee osteoarthritis, but all individuals who are overweight or obese. There are many fun activities to engage in, in order to achieve a healthy weight. There are also delicious food and beverage items that promote weight loss.
There are many people who also use natural alternatives such as glucosamine supplements to improve their protection against wear and tear in the cartilage, which is the cause of knee osteoarthritis. Glucosamine supplements that contain natural ingredients such as turmeric, MSM and chondroitin are highly recommended by experts (http://amazon.com/Glucosamine-Sulfate-Chondroitin-Supplement-Turmeric/dp/B00DUMO9X4/).
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