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Osteoarthritis is Metabolic?

June 16, 2015
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Metabolic Syndrome is an ailment typified by high blood sugar, elevated blood pressure, excessive body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol. People who have metabolic syndrome increase their risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Recent studies suggest that osteoarthritis (OA) may also be caused by metabolic syndrome. According to one study, “OA has...
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Obesity Increases Arthritis?

April 16, 2013
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In addition to the growing number of detrimental effects of obesity, a new study found that a “history of obesity was significantly associated with developing rheumatoid arthritis.” According to the study, obesity increases the risk of rheumatoid arthritis by 24%. Researchers noted that the increased risk of arthritis for obese people “may account for...
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Obesity Quadruples Knee Arthritis Risk

October 27, 2011
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A new study found that “obesity is a risk factor for many conditions, including knee OA (osteoarthritis).” According to the study, being overweight doubles a person’s risk of knee osteoarthritis and being obese quadruples it. Read Abstract
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Knuckle Cracking OK

September 27, 2011
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Many people believe that knuckle cracking (KC) can lead to hand osteoarthritis (OA). A new study found that even a “history of habitual KC-including the total duration and total cumulative exposure-does not seem to be a risk factor for hand OA.” Read Abstract
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Teenage Obesity Increases Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis

December 30, 2010
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Psoriasis and arthritis are both painful to have. But together, they can develop into what is called psoriatic arthritis (PsA). A new study found that teenagers who are obese have a greater risk of developing psoriatic arthritis and that “prevention and early treatment of obesity may decrease the risk of PsA.” The moral to...
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Arthritis Impacted by Obesity and Inactivity

August 10, 2010
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What is the best way to steer clear of arthritis? Researchers have found a link between obesity/inactivity and arthritis.  A recent study states that people, particularly women, should “reduce obesity and increase physical activity to reduce the prevalence of arthritis and AAL (arthritis-attributable activity limitations).” Keep moving to stay healthy. Read Abstract
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