Study looks at lit­tle-known ef­fects of mus­cu­loskele­tal is­sues on other dis­eases

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

FRED­ER­IC­TON — The Uni­ver­sity of New Brunswick is get­ting $1 mil­lion in fund­ing over the next five years to study health is­sues, such as spinal pain and os­teoarthri­tis.

The fund­ing an­nounced Wednes­day comes from the New Brunswick Health Re­search Foun­da­tion and the Cana­dian Chi­ro­prac­tic Re­search Foun­da­tion.

Dr. Jeff Hebert is join­ing the uni­ver­sity’s fac­ulty of ki­ne­si­ol­ogy from Mur­doch Uni­ver­sity in Western Aus­tralia. He says mus­cu­loskele­tal dis­or­ders, such as spinal pain and os­teoarthri­tis, are the lead­ing cause of dis­abil­ity world­wide. But he says lit­tle is known about their ef­fects on other health prob­lems, such as seden­tary be­hav­iour, diabetes and car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease.

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