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Arthritic moose give clues to disease prevention

  • Author: Alaska Beat
  • Updated: May 13, 2016
  • Published August 17, 2010

According to The New York Times, a long-running study of isolated moose on Michigan's Isle Royale has concluded that poor diets when moose are younger is a strong contributor to osteoarthritis in adulthood, perhaps because of a lack of certain nutrients. The clues given by the moose study may end up helping to preventing the costly, painful disease in humans. Researchers have long suspected a connection between diet and nutrition and that particular kind of arthritis, but tended to focus efforts on obesity and nutrition during adulthood, not childhood, or, in this case, calf-hood. Read much more, here.

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