Arthritis

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Arthritis: when to get help

You know or at least suspect that you may have some form of arthritis. But have you had an open discussion with your doctor yet?

Drinking milk may slow knee arthritis in women

A study indicates that the more low-fat or fat-free milk women drink, the slower the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee. Milk consumption does not show the same benefit for men, however.

Drinkers are less likely to develop arthritis

Researchers set out to investigate whether there is an association between alcohol consumption and arthritis and found that those who drank alcohol regularly (but moderately) were less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than non-drinkers .

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Professor Asgar Ali Kalla completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 1975 at the University of Cape Town and his FRCP in 2003 in London. Professor Ali Kalla is the Isaac Albow Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Cape Town and also the Head of Division of Rheumatology at Groote Schuur Hospital. He has participated in a number of clinical trials for rheumatology and is active in community outreach. Prof Ali Kalla is an expert in Arthritis for Health24.

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