Link Made Between Military and Osteoarthritis

New information from the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism suggests people serving in the armed forces are more likely than others to suffer from osteoarthritis, a painful joint condition caused by wear and tear to cartilage.

Researchers found that repetitive joint movement by recruits and active duty military members led to a higher incidence of the disease. The study also looked at how race and gender impacted the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis while serving in the military.  Read more about the study here.

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