Under Pressure: The Real Reason Our Joints Creeeeeak…

There’s no question that the cartilage in our joints wear deteriorates with age. But if you’re overweight, your chances of developing arthritis or joint problems–especially in the hips and knees–goes way, way up. Obese people are twice as likely as non-obese people to develop arthritis, according to Dr. Richard Iorio, an orthopedic surgeon and a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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