There are about 27 million adult Americans who are suffering from osteoarthritis, based on 2005 US census data, and researchers estimate that the lifetime risk of one developing the condition is close to 46 percent. Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory condition which involves the joints and is characterized by swelling, stiffness, and pain. It commonly affects the knees, the hips, and the fingers. A new study shows that black Americans who have low vitamin D levels are especially at risk for experiencing greater pain from osteoarthritis. The findings, which were published recently in Arthritis & Rheumatism, suggest that low vitamin D […]Continue reading Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Osteoarthritis Pain
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