In our era of baby boomers and Western diet, the population’s average age and body weight—two key biological determinants of musculoskeletal health—continue their upward trend. Today, almost 3 out for 4 people over 65 suffer from osteoarthritis (OA). Along with age, obesity is the primary risk factor for developing OA. Affliction of both knee joints is the type of OA most commonly found in overweight people.
How Does Being Overweight Affect Your Joints?
Overweight and obesity affect your joints in two ways.