Medical Program: Links Between Obesity and Arthritic Joint Pain

Links Between Obesity and Arthritic Joint Pain

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About 160 million adults are either obese or overweight. Does that mean we’ll see an uptick in patients suffering from joint pain?
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    A new study published in the journal Arthritis Care claims that obesity could be linked to arthritis. The researchers found that severely obese people were twice as likely to have reported arthritis than people with normal weight. The study also found that young people today are reporting arthritis at an earlier age, so what can be done about this troubling trend?

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