Osteoarthritis is a common disorder for people who are in their middle ages and are slowly approaching towards the 60s. The percentage of people affected with it is expected to rise significantly in the years ahead. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability. It often takes a back seat to other chronic ailments in treatment and public awareness. The chilling ache of arthritis creates trouble for your daily physical activity and you develop the risk of suffering from chronic illnesses like heart diseases and Type 2 diabetes.
The real challenge lies in the way how the adults are coping with a painful, debilitating, and as yet an incurable ailment. Arthritis affects common places within the body such as hips, shoulders, ankles, wrists and elbows as well as knees. Surgeries provide a replacement for such organs through artificial ones. However, it should be kept in mind that surgeries are not feasible for everyone and the operation might restrict an affected one from performing daily activities.
Talking about treatment, a compound found in broccoli prevents or slows the progress of the most common form of arthritis, according to scientific research.
Results from laboratory studies revealed that sulforaphane could decelerate the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with painful and disabling osteoarthritis. Several pieces of research postulated that mice fed with a diet rich in the compound had significantly less cartilage damage and osteoarthritis than those that were not. Researchers are of the belief that sulforaphane is released when eating broccoli.
Scientific research suggested that sulforaphane has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
The researchers also discovered that sulforaphane acts as an impediment for the enzymes that cause joint destruction by preventing a key molecule known to cause inflammation. The pharmaceutical cure of this disease is still not achieved. There is no point in prescribing drugs to the patients unnecessarily. Meanwhile, it is essential to find a diet alternative that can handle osteoarthritis.