Dairy products linked with greater risk for total hip replacement in men with osteoarthritis

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dairy, osteoarthritis, hip operation, arthritis foods, arthritis information, arthritis magazineIncreasing dairy product consumption has been associated with an increased risk of total hip replacement for men (but not women) with osteoarthritis, experts reveal in The Journal of Rheumatology.

The research group looked at data from 38,924 people from Australia whose dairy product consumption had been recorded.

Over an average of 11.8 years of follow-up, 1,505 total hip replacement operations for osteoarthritis were identified (524 in men, 981 in women).

They found that the more dairy products men consumed, the greater the likelihood of needing a hip replacement.

Age, body mass index, smoking status, vigorous physical activity, calcium supplementation, energy consumption, blood pressure and diabetes did not impact on the results

No significant association was observed for women.

“Understanding the mechanisms may help identify strategies to prevent hip osteoarthritis, particularly for men,” the research team concludes.

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