obesity and arthritis

Arthritis & Obesity

In some cases, obesity raises the risk of getting a certain type of arthritis; in all cases, obesity makes arthritis worse. One in 5 Americans has been diagnosed with arthritis, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that number jumps to more than 1 in 3 among obese people – and 2 out of 3 Americans are either overweight or obese.

Obesity May Be a Risk Factor for Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis

New study shows being obese could increase risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by 20 percent. Arthritis Today magazine. Read More >>

How Fat Affects Arthritis

Discover the relationship between obesity and arthritis and how it can make symptoms worse from Arthritis Today Magazine. Read More >>

Osteoarthritis and Obesity

Can excess pounds of fat carry hidden dangers to your joints? Discover what surprising research is saying about osteoarthritis and obesity and how it can lead to more than joint pain. Read More >>

How Fat Affects Rheumatoid Arthritis

Find out how fat and excess body weight affects people with RA by increasing inflammation and hindering drug effectiveness. Read More >>