Revealed the link between obesity and arthritis

Friday, August 7, 2020
Revealed the link between obesity and arthritis
  Revealed the link between obesity and arthritis
  • Boston: Men and women who are obese in their youth and middle age are at increased risk of joint pain and arthritis in the next month or year.
  • A survey has found that 25% of the cases of arthritis may be related to some form of obesity and overweight. The study was conducted by experts from the Boston University School of Public Health. He insists that there is a strong link between obesity and arthritis or joint pain in adolescence, but that the risk is averted when obese people return to normal weight during adolescence.
  • The study, published in the Journal of Arthritis Care, found that a quarter of the 2.7 million people with arthritis in the United States were overweight and were on the list of obese women and men.

  • Dr Andrew, an associate professor at Boston University, said: "Our research shows how social and societal factors, such as overeating and obesity, increase joint pain and can turn arthritis into severe pain and disability. 
  • Experts suggest that weight loss can help prevent life-threatening illnesses. Data have been collected from a large survey for this study. This included people between the ages of 40 and 69, and their weight, BMI, and bone and joint problems were assessed.
  • In the 10 years of the survey, 3,603 women and men out of a total of 13,669 people were diagnosed with arthritis, but it was also found that women and men who lost weight also had a lower risk of arthritis.


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