Research explores link between mental health and rheumatoid arthritis
 A new study has gone further towards ensuring people living with both rheumatoid arthritis and mental health problems get the best treatment for them.Rheumatoid arthritis affects the whole body, but we know that it can also have an impact on a person’s mental health. Around a third of the 400,000 people in the UK with rheumatoid arthritis also experience mental health issues. This compares to around 1 in 4 people in the general population.The way rheumatoid arthritis is treated was revolutionised by the discovery of anti-TNF drugs– now widely used in medical practice. Better treatments have led to more pe...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

MPs learn more about aids and adaptations
 On 11th July we hosted a Parliamentary event to discuss our new report‘Room to Manoeuvre’.The event was attended by the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care Caroline Dinenage, Shadow Minister for Social Care and Mental Health Barbara Keeley, and Shadow Minister for Public Health Sharon Hodgson, alongside numerous MPs and stakeholders from across the country. Attendees had opportunities to discuss the importance of aids and adaptations for people with arthritis and found out how they can their support people in their local are to access these items.The report ba...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Report reveals people with arthritis are missing out on vital support in their homes
 People with arthritis are missing out on aids and adaptations they are entitled to from local authorities, putting their independence and safety at risk and placing an unnecessary financial burden on families, warns a new report from Arthritis Research UK. The charity, which champions the needs of the 17.8m people in the UK with arthritis and related conditions, says 8 in 10 people with arthritis (84%) eligible for support, are missing out on life-changing equipment. This could lead to a need for more intensive and expensive care, which is putting extra strain on the social care system.Aids and adaptations, such as g...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 28, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Men and women with rheumatoid arthritis 'may need different types of support'
AnArthritis Research UK-funded study has found that men and women living withrheumatoid arthritis may respond to different types of support to help them manage the everyday impact the condition has on their lives. The research underlines the fact that many men are struggling with rheumatoid arthritis, and suggests that some men may respond better to different support. A significant proportion of men struggle to manage their condition Researchers at the University of the West of England surveyed 295 English men about their experiences of living with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as 232 women. The study, led by Dr Caroline F...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Research funding to help people live well with arthritis and find a cure
 New funding from Arthritis Research UK promises to boost the search for an arthritis cure and improve the lives of people living with arthritis today.The charity is inviting researchers, whose projects aim to take society closer to a future free from arthritis, to apply for its‘Stacking the odds towards a cure’ funding. It is also seeking funding applications for research exploring innovations that could help people live better with arthritis today, under its‘Pushing frontiers in health research’ funding call.Arthritis Research UK will award grants of anywhere up to£1,500,000 to projects...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 30, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Government responds to inquiry on benefits assessment process
In April 2018 the Government responded to findings from the Work and Pensions select committee following an inquiry into the assessment process for two benefits: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).Sarah Newton, the Minister for Disabled People, began by thanking the almost 3,500 individuals who shared their personal experiences with the committee. Thank you to over 1,500 people with arthritis who provided the committee with evidence on how the benefits assessment process can affect people with arthritis.We’ve put together a short summary of how the Government answered key p...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 28, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study finds no link between gout and risk of broken bones
People withgout are not generally at an increased risk of suffering a fracture, new research has shown. A study funded by NIHR and led by researchers based atArthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University has shown that neither the disease itself nor its associated treatments are likely to increase a person's risk of broken bones. A large-scale study An increased risk of fractures is often associated with chronic inflammatory conditions. The new research aimed to clarify whether this is the case for people with gout - a form of inflammatory arthritis. The researchers followed more than 30,000 people with...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 21, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Voices from the social care system
On 10 May 2018 the Care and Support Alliance, of which we are members, released a powerful new report calledVoices from the social care system.The report is based on the results of the Big Social Care survey conducted earlier this year. Almost 4,000 people shared their experience, including over 1100 living with arthritis. Thanks to all of our supporters who shared their experiences in this survey.The survey revealed there has been very little improvement, and it seems in many areas things are getting worse:1 in 5 said they’d gone without meals due to lack of care and support.1 in 4 told us they had been unable to wo...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 9, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis Research UK joins forces with Medical Research Council to tackle childhood arthritis
This study will look at differences in genes, immune cells, blood proteins and other features that are seen in patients who respond well to treatments, and those who develop uveitis, a condition that causes eye inflammation and affects approximately 15% of children with arthritis.It is hoped the study will allow researchers to tailor personalised treatments and create a biomarkers test for childhood arthritis which would:Identify potential new treatmentsHelp doctors determine what the right treatment plan is for each patientIdentify which children are at risk of developing uveitisProject long-term outcomes for children wit...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study shows historical differences in outcomes for people with arthritis
A new study has shed light on how outcomes for people diagnosed witharthritis since the turn of the century compare to those diagnosed in the 1990s. The study, published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, examines how disease activity, disability and mortality have changed over time for people with early inflammatory arthritis. Using data from the‘Norfolk Arthritis Register (NOAR)’, the researchers compared outcomes for 1,022 people recruited between 1990 and 1994, to outcomes for another 631 people recruited from 2000 to 2004. The team looked at factors such as swollen and tender joints and disability le...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New study to explore personalised care for people with shoulder pain
A collaboration is being launched by UK scientists to develop new clinical tools to offer personally-tailored interventions for people withshoulder pain. Led by Keele University with joint funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) andArthritis Research UK, the programme will be one of the largest ever research efforts that NIHR has jointly funded with a charity, and will help to ensure that people receive the treatments from which they are most likely to benefit. One in five adults in the UK experiences shoulder pain. Although around 1.5 million people visit their GP for shoulderpain each year, 40 per ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tackling the challenges of living with multiple health conditions
We know that many people with arthritis also live with other conditions– this is known as‘multimorbidity’. Living with many conditions can have a huge impact on individuals: there can be more medication and medical appointments to manage, or one condition could impact on a person’s ability to manage another. It also has a knock-on effect on health and care, for example a ten-minute consultation with a GP may not be enough time to discuss the impact of many conditions. We believe it is one of the largest and most complex challenges facing our health and care systems today.Our policy and campaigns tea...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Positive news for paediatric rheumatology services in Wales
Our campaign to establish a rheumatology service for children and young people in Wales has received a number of boosts this month.Wales is the only home nation without a full multidisciplinary paediatric rheumatology service. Current provision is made up of part-time and limited services. This means many children and young people are travelling significant distances which often exacerbates their painful symptoms, and can be very disruptive and upsetting for them.Arthritis Care Wales and Arthritis Research UK, together with theNational Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) and theBritish Society for Rheumatology (BSR), have ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 30, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Help us change the Scottish Government ’s mind about arthritis
This summer, the Scottish Government will publish its action plan to help people live healthier and more active lives.Despite over 1.5 million people in Scotland living with arthritis, we were disappointed that the Government’s proposals did not include ideas to help support people with the condition.We want to change this and are calling for the Scottish Government to provide dedicated support for people with arthritis so that they can overcome the barriers they face to maintain a healthy weight and become more active.But we need your help. If you live in Scotland,help us make sure arthritis is seen as a priority by...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 26, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Making arthritis a public health priority in England
We have great news! After years of partnership working between Arthritis Research UK and Public Health England (PHE), musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions will be one of its new priority programmes. We believe this commitment will help many people across England living with arthritis.How did this all start?We know that arthritis can affect every aspect of a person’s life, but many people are never given information on activities which could reduce the risk of developing certain kinds of arthritis, or how to reduce the pain it can cause once they have it. They only discover more once they’re in pain and going throug...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 10, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Low back pain sufferers 'often receiving inappropriate care'
More and more people are suffering from lowback pain worldwide - an issue that is being made worse by the widespread prevalence of inappropriate treatment methods. This is the conclusion of a series of new scientific papers published by The Lancet, which have reviewed evidence from high and low-income countries, finding that this is a global problem that can only be solved through better adherence to best practice treatment guidelines. A global problem exacerbated by ineffective care The first of these new reviews revealed that low backpain is now the leading cause of disability on a global basis, with the issue becoming m...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 5, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Thank you for your support
Today we publish theannual reports and accounts for Arthritis Research UK for 2016/17, it presents our continued focus on working towards the 2020 goal to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis.It also provides information about our finances, how we raise and spend our money, as well as the processes that we go through to ensure that we are operating in an ethical and responsible way. In November 2017 Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care merged so that we can do more to help people with arthritis to live full and active lives. The annual reports and accounts for Arthritis Care for 2016-17 will be pu...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 4, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New formulation of ibuprofen shows benefits in treating joint pain
A newpain relief medication that is available over the counter has been shown in a study to offer verifiable benefits in the management of joint pain.  The new lipid-ibuprofen soft capsules, which are now being sold in the UK under the name Flarin, have the potential to offer a new first-line option for the self-management of flaring joint pain, according to research. Clinically proven benefits Conducted among 462 patients across 27 primary care centres in the UK and the Netherlands, the study assessed the benefits of this new version of ibuprofen in reducing episodic knee pain flares among primary care patients....
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 26, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study shows potential of imaging methods for systemic sclerosis-related Raynaud's phenomenon
Current methods of measuring changes in blood flow or skin temperature in the hands of people with systemic sclerosis are subjective and not always sensitive to change. Testing and developing new means of treating systemic sclerosis-related Raynaud's phenomenon in future clinical trials could now be made easier thanks to two imaging methods that have been validated by new research. Arthritis Research UK has funded a study led by the University of Manchester showing how laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI), which measures blood flow, and thermography techniques, which measure skin temperature, could both play an i...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

MPs find out how to support constituents with arthritis
On Tuesday 20th March, Arthritis Research UK hosted its first parliamentary event of the year, sponsored by Andrew Bowie MP. The drop-in event attracted almost 50 MPs, alongside MP researchers, who came to find out how they can support constituents affected by arthritis.Thank you to everyone who took our e-action in advance of the event, and asked their MP to attend. It certainly made a difference, with some MPs saying they only knew about the event because their constituent had raised it with them. If you’d like to support our work in this way, you canjoin our campaigner network.MPs from across the UK spoke to peopl...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 21, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Whatever the question, we ’ll help you find the answer
Thanks to everything you’ve told us we know that getting the right information and advice is essential to managing your arthritis– from knowing the right questions to ask your GP to finding the latest information on medications or the safest ways to exercise for your type of arthritis.We've been working on a new range of information and advice services for people with arthritis. You can talk to us, email, write a letter or post a question on social media and our dedicated team of advisors will help you find the answer.Our website is packed full of useful information on different types of arthritis. We've also b...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New NHS funding for alternative treatment could prevent knee osteoarthritis
An innovative treatment for repairing damaged knee cartilage using cell transplantation will now be funded by the NHS, following approval from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). The Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation treatment, more commonly known as ACI, has been developed and trialled during two decades of groundbreaking research supported by Arthritis Research UK.ACI treatment could be life-changing for the estimated 500 people each year who develop a specific type of cartilage damage, usually following a sports injury in their 20s or 30s, which leads to painfulknee osteoarthritis.Until now the only...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Giving people with arthritis 'Access to Work'
With over 30 million working days lost every year in the UK due to arthritis, we know finding and staying in work can be a challenge for people with arthritis. But there’s plenty of evidence that shows working in the right job is good for us, financially, socially and in giving us a sense of purpose and achievement.At Arthritis Research UK we want to make sure everyone with arthritis is aware of, and has fair access to, services to support them to be in work. We’re also campaigning for increased investment in these services and for changes to be made to ensure they work for everyone who needs them.Access to Wor...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Does our body clock hold the key to developing new treatments for arthritis?
Most of us will have felt the temporary effects of a disrupted body clock, whether it’s caused by a long flight, a changing shift pattern or even just a few late nights. Butscientists all over the world now recognise the importance of our biological clocks to lifelong health and well-being.In 2014 Arthritis Research UK invested more than a million pounds into two five-year studies at the University of Manchester investigating how disruption to our daily circadian rhythms is linked to osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. In this edition we’re reporting on how this exciting new research is building our unde...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Can community walking programmes help people with arthritis to Walk with Ease?
The benefits of moving more for our physical and mental health are undisputed. Staying active is even more important for people with arthritis, as regular exercise keeps the joints moving and muscles and bones strong, easing stiffness and helping us maintain a healthy weight.But when you're dealing with daily pain and fatigue, are fearful of doing further damage to your joints and are lacking in confidence about how to exercise safely, understandably keeping active can feel like a real challenge.That’s why researchers at the University of Aberdeen are exploring if a successful US community walking programme designed ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Are too many people with arthritis having to wait for surgery?
Every year tens of thousands of people with osteoarthritis find joint replacement surgery offers them a new lease of life, enabling them to be more independent. But as the growing pressures on NHS resources hit the headlines again this winter, and stories of surgery rationing become increasingly common, are more and more people with arthritis having to wait too long for the treatment they need?Growing numbers of people are getting in touch to tell us about their operations being delayed or restricted. Sometimes this is due to lifestyle factors, such as their weight or whether they smoke, but it can also be because of winte...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Does our body clock hold the key to developing new treatments for arthritis?
Most of us will have felt the temporary effects of a disrupted body clock, whether it’s caused by a long flight, a changing shift pattern or even just a few late nights. Butscientists all over the world now recognise the importance of our biological clocks to lifelong health and well-being.In 2014 Arthritis Research UK invested more than a million pounds into two five-year studies at the University of Manchester investigating how disruption to our daily circadian rhythms is linked to osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. In this edition we’re reporting on how this exciting new research is building our unde...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Whatever the question, we ’ll help you find the answer
Thanks to everything you’ve told us we know that getting the right information and advice is essential to managing your arthritis– from knowing the right questions to ask your GP to finding the latest information on medications or the safest ways to exercise for your type of arthritis.We've been working on a new range of information and advice services for people with arthritis. You can talk to us, email, write a letter or post a question on social media and our dedicated team of advisors will help you find the answer.Our website is packed full of useful information on different types of arthritis. We've also b...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New NHS funding for alternative treatment could prevent knee osteoarthritis
An innovative treatment for repairing damaged knee cartilage using cell transplantation will now be funded by the NHS, following approval from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). The Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation treatment, more commonly known as ACI, has been developed and trialled during two decades of groundbreaking research supported by Arthritis Research UK.ACI treatment could be life-changing for the estimated 500 people each year who develop a specific type of cartilage damage, usually following a sports injury in their 20s or 30s, which leads to painfulknee osteoarthritis.Until now the only...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Giving people with arthritis 'Access to Work'
With over 30 million working days lost every year in the UK due to arthritis, we know finding and staying in work can be a challenge for people with arthritis. But there’s plenty of evidence that shows working in the right job is good for us, financially, socially and in giving us a sense of purpose and achievement.At Arthritis Research UK we want to make sure everyone with arthritis is aware of, and has fair access to, services to support them to be in work. We’re also campaigning for increased investment in these services and for changes to be made to ensure they work for everyone who needs them.Access to Wor...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Does our body clock hold the key to developing new treatments?
Most of us will have felt the temporary effects of a disrupted body clock, whether it’s caused by a long flight, a changing shift pattern or even just a few late nights. Butscientists all over the world now recognise the importance of our biological clocks to lifelong health and well-being.In 2014 Arthritis Research UK invested more than a million pounds into two five-year studies at the University of Manchester investigating how disruption to our daily circadian rhythms is linked to osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. In this edition we’re reporting on how this exciting new research is building our unde...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Can community walking programmes help people with arthritis to Walk with Ease?
The benefits of moving more for our physical and mental health are undisputed. Staying active is even more important for people with arthritis, as regular exercise keeps the joints moving and muscles and bones strong, easing stiffness and helping us maintain a healthy weight.But when you're dealing with daily pain and fatigue, are fearful of doing further damage to your joints and are lacking in confidence about how to exercise safely, understandably keeping active can feel like a real challenge.That’s why researchers at the University of Aberdeen are exploring if a successful US community walking programme designed ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Are too many people with arthritis having to wait for surgery?
Every year tens of thousands of people with osteoarthritis find joint replacement surgery offers them a new lease of life, enabling them to be more independent. But as the growing pressures on NHS resources hit the headlines again this winter, and stories of surgery rationing become increasingly common, are more and more people with arthritis having to wait too long for the treatment they need?Growing numbers of people are getting in touch to tell us about their operations being delayed or restricted. Sometimes this is due to lifestyle factors, such as their weight or whether they smoke, but it can also be because of winte...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New funding for specialist arthritis research centres
Arthritis Research UK has announced new funding for three of its flagship research centres. Since launching in 2012, the centres, which specialise in adolescent rheumatology and osteoarthritis, have already laid the foundation for clinical advances. The new funding will run for five years and will help the researchers continue to explore how arthritis develops and potential ways to treat and prevent the condition.Arthritis Research UK supports exceptional research that aims to prevent the onset of arthritis, develop a cure for arthritis and transform the lives people living with the condition. As part of this, the charity ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Ask your MP to attend our next parliamentary event
We are excited to be holding our first parliamentary event of the year, and we need your help to make it a success! We’ll be hosting a drop-in session on 20th March for MPs to find out what they can do to support their constituents who are living with arthritis.Act now: ask your MP to attend our drop-in event in parliament.The event is being sponsored by Andrew Bowie MP, who is anArthritis Champion. He said,“I’ve always been a big supporter of Arthritis Research UK, having seen family and friends live with the condition. So I am pleased to be sponsoring a drop-in event in Parliament which I hope will help...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 6, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New study demonstrates no benefit to off-label hand osteoarthritis therapy
A drug that is sometimes used as an off-label treatment forosteoarthritis of the hand may not actually provide the presumed benefits, according to new research. Arthritis Research UK has funded a study from the University of Leeds that calls into question the current practice of offering the drughydroxychloroquine off-label as a means ofpain relief when conventional medication has failed, as the evidence suggests it is likely to be ineffective. No benefit from off-label therapy Currently, the common first-line treatment for hand osteoarthritis is paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatorydrugs or opioids, but doctors oft...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Cartilage cell transplantation procedure for arthritis approved by NHS
Patients with a certain form ofarthritis have a new preventative treatment option available to them, following the recent NHS approval of a cutting-edge cartilage cell transplantation procedure. Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has won approval to be funded across the NHS thanks to a growing body of clinical evidence - supported by Arthritis Research UK and others - that has conclusively demonstrated the considerable benefits the technique offers. How the procedure works ACI is designed to help patients who have small areas of cartilage damage or earlyosteoarthritis of the knee. These conditions can often affect y...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 19, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

MPs call for improvement to benefit assessments
On 14 February 2018, an influential group of MPs published a new report evaluating the assessment process for two forms of financial support, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and making strong recommendations for improvements.PIP is a source of financial support designed to help people with disabilities and long-term conditions to manage the extra costs of their condition. ESA offers financial support for those unable to work, as well as personalised help with getting back into work if people are able to take steps towards employment.PIP and ESA are two benefits that many peop...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 16, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Local MPs and MSP visit prestigious Glasgow research centre
Alison Thewliss MP, Bill Kidd MSP and Carol Monaghan MP all visited theArthritis Research UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence (RACE), at the University of Glasgow on Friday (9 February), to learn about the impact of arthritis on their local constituents and the current investment in arthritis research across Scotland.The centre, which is funded by Arthritis Research UK, investigates the causes of and potential treatments forrheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease which affects over 400,000 people in the UK. Data analysed by the charity reveals that nearly 37,000 people in Scotland...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Local MPs and MSP visit prestigious Glasgow research centre
Alison Thewliss MP, Bill Kidd MSP and Carol Monaghan MP all visited theArthritis Research UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence (RACE), at the University of Glasgow on Friday (9 February), to learn about the impact of arthritis on their local constituents and the current investment in arthritis research across Scotland.The centre, which is funded by Arthritis Research UK, investigates the causes of and potential treatments forrheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease which affects over 400,000 people in the UK. Data analysed by the charity reveals that nearly 37,000 people in Scotland...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Share your experience of care and support
What do you think when you of social care? If your mind jumps to care homes, then you’re not alone. But social care is so much more than this, especially for people with arthritis and musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, it can be a key factor in helping people to stay independent.If you have experience of the system - whether you’ve successfully or unsuccessfully tried to access support, use aids around the home, or have funded your own care - please spare a few minutes and fill in theCare and Support Alliance’s survey on social care.If social care doesn’t just mean care homes, what does it mean?Socia...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 25, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Fibre-rich foods 'may help protect against joint diseases and improve bone health'
People eating adiet featuring plenty of fibre-rich foods such as muesli may experience better bone health and a lower risk of autoimmune diseases. This is according to a new study from Germany's Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, which has shed light on how a healthy diet rich in fibre can alter the behaviour of intestinal bacteria in a way that has a positive impact on chronic inflammatory joint diseases. How does fibre-rich food improve bone health? Published in the journal Nature Communications, the study looked at mice to examine the effect that diet has on the composition of intestinal ba...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news