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2006-04-11 11:16:52

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Study findings support an association between low blood levels of vitamin K and an increased prevalence of hand and knee osteoarthritis -- the most common form of arthritis, occurring mainly at older ages, in which the cartilage cushioning the joints breaks down over time, leading to pain, stiffness and, often, limited mobility. "We are not yet sure if vitamin K is in fact the cause of osteoarthritis," lead author Tuhina Neogi, from Boston University, told...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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