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Studies show that the more weight joints carry, the weaker they get.

"It's well known in the medical literature that there is a correlation between body weight, body size, obesity, body mass index and the onset of arthritic change," said Woodwinds orthopedic surgeon Jack Drogt. "A lot of patients who are obese do have arthritis."


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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.