When people are very over weight , it puts stress on your joints, especially your weight bearing joints. The more weight thats on a joint , the more stressed the joint will be, and the more likely it will wear down and be damaged. Arthritis affects 27 million Americans. every pound of excess weight exerts about about 4 pounds of extra pressure on the knees. if you are 100 pounds overweight that means you have 400 pounds of pressure on your knees.
How Fat Affects ArthritisBeing overweight can make arthritis, gout, lupus, fibromyalgia and other joint diseases and conditions worseBy Andrea Kane
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