About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Early Malnutrition Linked With Arthritis in 50-year Study on Moose

by Kathy Jones on July 7, 2010 at 10:03 PM
Font : A-A+

 Early Malnutrition Linked With Arthritis in  50-year Study on Moose

A study lasting 50 years reveals how moose suffer from an identical form of human arthritis, thus confirming the belief of scientists that it is a universal issue.

The research, published in Ecology Letters, also casts new light on how malnutrition early in life can lead to the disorder in both moose and humans.

Advertisement

The study, which began in 1958, was carried out on Isle Royale, a wilderness island National Park in lake superior, with only one large predator, the wolf and one large prey species, the moose. The research has involved three generations of scientists who have studied the skeletal remains of over 4000 moose, mostly killed by wolves or harsh winters.

"As the study entered its second decade there was increasing evidence of Osteoarthritis (OA) in the moose population," said lead author Rolf Peterson from Michigan Technological University. "OA is a crippling disease and is identical to that found in humans. It is commonly believed to be caused by 'wear and tear,' but the complex causes have remained poorly understood."



Source: Eurekalert
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Get Involved and Stand Up for Human Rights on Human Rights Day 2022
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Macronutrients Calculator for Weight Loss
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Osteoarthritis Oligoarthritis Spondylolisthesis Knee Replacement Reactive Arthritis Malnutrition to Obesity - The Big Leap Arthritis Septic Arthritis Physiotherapy for Arthritis Adult-Onset Stillīs Disease 

Most Popular on Medindia

Iron Intake Calculator Sanatogen Noscaphene (Noscapine) Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Selfie Addiction Calculator The Essence of Yoga Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Find a Hospital Drug Side Effects Calculator Indian Medical Journals
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Early Malnutrition Linked With Arthritis in 50-year Study on Moose Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests