Health and Nutrition

September 6, 2008

Almost Half of Adults Will Develop Knee Osteoarthritis by 85

Filed under: Arthritis,General Health,Nutrition — Doc Joe @ 6:27 pm

Study finds risk is greatest for those overweight or obese at age 45

(HealthDay News) — Almost half of all American adults will develop osteoarthritis of the knee by age 85, and their odds increase if they are obese in middle age, a new study says.

A person’s risk of having the painful condition increased as his or her body-mass index (BMI) rose, according to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. People who were of normal weight at age 18 but were overweight or obese by 45 or older had the greatest risk.


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