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U.S. adults to develop knee arthritis

September 4, 2008 9:57:05 AM PDT
A new study reveals nearly half of all adults in the U.S. will develop knee arthritis, a leading cause of disability.Researchers found that about 45 percent of Americans will develop a common kind of arthritis that wears away cartilage cushioning the knee joint.

Obese people have a higher risk because of the extra weight, but sex, race and education level did not appear to change the results.

The study appears in the journal Arthritis Care and Research.


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