One out of every six Canadians is currently living with osteoarthritis, a painful and debilitating form of arthritis affecting the cartilage surrounding the bones in your hips, knees, hands and spine.
By 2035, that number is expected to increase to one in four, with a new diagnosis every 60 seconds.
No treatment currently exists for osteoarthritis that can slow or stop the disease.
It has always been thought that increased weight puts strain on joints and that this is what causes osteoarthritis. Now, scientists from the Schroeder Arthritis Institute at UHN have discovered a surprising new molecular link between obesity, diet and osteoarthritis that could have impact...Read More