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Research Data from Neuroscience Institute Update Understanding of Knee Osteoarthritis (The Association between Dietary Magnesium Intake and Magnetic Resonance Parameters for Knee Osteoarthritis)

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2019 JUL 09 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Daily -- New research on Musculoskeletal Diseases and Conditions - Knee Osteoarthritis is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Padova, Italy, by NewsRx editors, research stated, “The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between dietary magnesium (Mg) intake and prevalence of knee osteoarthritis (OA), a topic poorly explored in the literature.”

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Neuroscience Institute, “Overall, 783 people participating in the Osteoarthritis Initiative (59.8% females; mean age: 62.3 years) and having an MRI assessment were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Mg intake was measured with a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire, and its association with knee OA was evaluated for an increased intake of 100 mg/day. Using an adjusted linear regression analysis, a higher Mg intake (i.e., increase of 100 mg/day) corresponded to a significant increase in mean cartilage thickness, cartilage volume at medial tibia, cartilage volume and mean cartilage thickness at central medial femur, and cartilage volume and mean cartilage thickness in the central medial tibiofemoral compartment.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “An increased Mg dietary intake is associated with a better knee cartilage architecture, also when adjusting for potential confounders, suggesting a potential role of Mg in the prevention and treatment of knee OA.”

For more information on this research see: The Association between Dietary Magnesium Intake and Magnetic Resonance Parameters for Knee Osteoarthritis. Nutrients, 2019;11(6):1387.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N. Veronese, National Research Council, Neuroscience Institute, Aging Branch, 35128 Padova, Italy. Additional authors for this research include L. La Tegola, M.G. Caruso, S. Maggi and G. Guglielmi.

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