Incident of arthritis in relation to excess weight - ARCHIVED
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In 2000/01, 19% of men and 31% of women aged 40 or older reported having been diagnosed with arthritis. Independent of other factors such as age, household income, daily lifting, physician visits and psychological distress, the odds of developing arthritis were higher for both sexes among those who were obese, compared with individuals of acceptable weight.
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