In the News: 04/04

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Obesity Not Only Worsens Arthritis, It Can Cause It Most arthritis sufferers are aware that being seriously overweight can put greater pressure on the bodys already painful joints. Now a recent study, published in Statistics Canadas Health Reports, reveals that being obese increases the odds of contracting arthritis by 60 percent. Says researcher Kathryn Wilkins, Our data [based on 4,787 participants age 40 or older] support the hypothesis that obesity leads to arthritis-rather than the reverse-by…
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