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Obesity Increases Arthritis?

April 16, 2013

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 much of the recent increase in the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis.”

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