Tuesday, August 3, 2010
HEMA MALINI Hot in Black
While your doctor may not give you a prescription for a daily martini, having a regular dose of alcohol just may provide some protection against rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its side effects. Research, published today in the U.K. journal Rheumatology, found that alcohol not only helped to prevent the onset of RA but could alleviate the symptoms associated with what is often a debilitating condition.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the entire system of the body. RA causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of motion in the joints. It is an autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system attacks the tissue that lines the joints, called the synovium, causing inflammation and tissue overgrowth. It is currently estimated that there are 21 million rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers worldwide. While there is no “cure” there are ways to reduce inflammation and symptoms, through nutrition, drug therapy, supplements, and exercise.