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More Damage Than Good? Shock Survey Reveals Sport can Actually be bad for Your Joints
Date:10/7/2007

LONDON, October 8 /PRNewswire/ --

- Report Suggests Millions of Sports Persons are Suffering From Joint Pain

A new survey(C) released by Litozin joint health reveals that men and women who aim to keep fit, could in fact, be damaging their joints. Over two thirds (68%) of all active respondents who took part in the survey had suffered from joint pain at some point.

Joint injuries seem to be a common occurrence for the nations top sports performers with David Beckham and Freddy Flintoff both recent victims. Even hopes of winning this year's Rugby World Cup have been hindered by a string of serious injuries, including Jonny Wilkinson's ankle, an injury incurred during a training session in France.

Commissioned by LitoZin(R), a rosehip based supplement which improves joint health, the survey looked at the impact on joint health of various sporting activities amongst groups of men and women in the under 45 and over 45 age groups who all undertook 10 hours or more of light exercise a month.

Worryingly, 64 % of active under 45 year olds experienced joint pain with the figure rising to 74% for the active over 45's. In fact, incidence of joint pain and joint injury was significantly less in the sedentary over 45s who lived a less than active lifestyle.

Across all age groups joint injury was also common with 61% of all active men and women experiencing joint injury at some time with the highest incidence occurring in the 25 - 34 age group.

Rugby enthusiasts should be warned. Whilst golf, racquet sports and running are more likely to cause joint injury, rugby tops the league when it comes to joint pain with 76% of amateur enthusiasts suffering. According to Matt Dawson, ex England rugby player and part of the squad who won the 2003 world cup, "professional rugby players are aware of the strain put on the joints, particularly the ankles and knees. We were always advised to take joint health supplements to keep our joints mobile,
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