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Diabetes May Raise Risk of Arthritis and Osteoporosis

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Research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting showed that diabetes is linked to a greater risk of contracting osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis. Self-reported data was collected from 109,200 people in Denmark, of which 9,238 had diabetes, and all were over the age of 40. Compared to non-diabetes individuals, the subjects with diabetes were 70 percent more likely to have rheumatoid arthritis, 33 percent more likely to experience osteoarthritis, and 29 percent more likely to contract osteoporosis. Read more at the Everyday Health article.