Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Milk

A strain of bacteria found in milk may trigger the development of rheumatoid arthritis in people who are already at risk genetically.  Over a million adults in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease that causes the immune system to attack a person’s joints, muscles, bones and organs. To learn more about rheumatoid arthritis, click here.

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have discovered a connection between rheumatoid arthritis and Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), a bacteria found in cows and cow milk.  The study is aimed at determining whether MAP is present because a person has rheumatoid arthritis or if MAP is the cause of rheumatoid arthritis.  To learn more about this study, click here.

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