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