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2013-03-18 15:52:32

Researchers in Manchester have found a link between several lifestyle factors and pre-existing conditions, including smoking cigarettes and diabetes, and an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease which affects around 0.8% of the population; and its causes are of great interest to the medical world. Research led by Professor Ian Bruce, NIHR Senior Investigator and Professor of Rheumatology at The University of Manchester and...

2011-03-16 23:50:28

Screening by mental health professionals may improve outcomes Clinical depression can exacerbate the symptoms of knee arthritis beyond what is evident on X-rays, according to a new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). Patients with mild to moderate knee arthritis are especially affected by depression, the study notes. "Knee osteoarthritis is a common cause of pain and impairment in older adults," said Tae Kyun Kim, MD, study author and director of the Division of Knee...

2011-02-18 08:10:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 14 million visits were made to physicians' offices in 2008 by patients with knee problems; could obesity be the underlying factor? One new study found that while weight loss via bariatric surgery may improve knee pain in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis, there may be permanent damage to the knee from being morbidly obese. "For a long time people felt there was nothing they could do to mitigate the debilitating effects of knee arthritis, but now we know...

2011-02-14 15:09:03

New studies will help patients better understand the role that obesity plays in knee arthritis and recovery from knee surgery More than 14 million visits were made to physicians' offices in 2008 by patients with knee problems. Five new studies presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) look at the effect that obesity has on knee arthritis and a patient's ability to recover from knee surgery. Does Obesity Cause Irreparable Damage To Knees...

2005-07-08 13:25:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For overweight people hobbled by knee arthritis, losing even one pound can diminish the stress the knees take with every step, a new study shows. The study, of 142 overweight adults with knee arthritis, found that for each pound participants were able to shed, there was a 4-pound reduction in the force hitting their knees with every stride they took while walking. That, according to the researchers, means that dropping just one pound would reduce the "load" on...