Arthritis Risk Linked to Obesity May be Passed Down Through Generations

Mouse studies show effects can linger at least two generations.

Arthritis affects one in five Americans, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that number jumps to one in three among people with obesity. Now, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests obesity may increase arthritis risk not only in obese people but in their children and grandchildren, too.

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