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OBESITY AND ARTHRITIS AFFECTING WOMEN

Obesity and arthritis taking root during early and middle age significantly contribute to woman’s decreased quality of life as they age.

Research into the health of people older than 65 taking part in a Health Study found that women suffered up to 2 ˝ times more disabilities than men of the same age. Women particularly with obesity were significantly more affected by arthritis than men. They also experienced many more fractures than men of the same age.