NIH study shows promise in preventing osteoarthritis – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Arthritis is a large and growing public health problem, and continues to be the most common cause of disability in the U.S.
Grodzinsky: The word arthritis typically refers to joint disease, but there are many, many forms of arthritis.
Narrator: Dr. Alan Grodzinsky is an NIH-funded researcher and professor at MIT. He says the most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis.
Grodzinsky: Estimates now are that about 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis.
Narrator: Osteoarthritis occurs most often in older people. But younger people sometimes get osteoarthritis, usually from joint injuries. Osteoarthritis breaks down cartilage, the soft tissue that covers the ends of joints. For more on arthritis, visit www.niams.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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