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Can obesity cause osteoarthritis?

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Obesity causes osteoarthritis by increasing the mechanical stress on the cartilage. In fact, next to aging, obesity is the most common risk factor for osteoarthritis of the knees.

From: Causes of Osteoarthritis WebMD Medical Reference

Osteoarthritis Causes from MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

Osteoarthritis Causes from MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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