Nearly 50 million adults suffer from arthritis, the most common cause of disability in the U.S. This podcast discusses the role obesity plays in arthritis and emphasizes maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly are two of the best ways to alleviate the discomfort caused by arthritis. Created: 10/7/2010 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/7/2010. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Prevalence of Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis and Arthritis-Attributable Activity
Limitation — United States, 2007–2009
Recorded: October 5, 2010; posted: October 7, 2010
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People are living longer and the longer they live, the more susceptible they are to arthritis. It’s a chronic condition that causes pain and stiffness in the joints. Arthritis can limit your participation in important daily activities. Nearly 50 million adults have it, and it’s the most common cause of disability in the U.S. Obesity plays a major role; one in three people who are obese have arthritis. Although there’s no cure, it is treatable. Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly are two of the best ways to alleviate the discomfort caused by arthritis. If you have symptoms of arthritis, discuss a treatment regimen with your health care provider.
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