Osteoarthritis, Obesity and Free Radicals with Dr. Griffin [Part 2]

Osteoarthritis, Obesity and Free Radicals with Dr. Griffin [Part 2]

In Part 2 of Arthritis Now, ANRF sits down with Dr. Tim Griffin of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation to continue explaining his work on osteoarthritis and how it correlates to obesity. Dr. Griffin tells how feeding the mice in his lab a high-fat diet, mixed with regular exercise, can actually prevent the onset of osteoarthritis.

Moving forward, Dr. Griffin would ideally like to identify molecules and antioxidants that are very responsive to the “good kind” of mechanical loading – meaning walking and exercise – in human populations in order to treat osteoarthritis in current arthritis patients. Because of the prevalence and frequency of osteoarthritis, Dr. Griffin posits that it is an extremely exciting time in the osteoarthritis field because of all the advances in the industry that have come about in the last five to ten years.

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Arthritis National Research Foundation

The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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