Indian women more likely to suffer from arthritis than men, says study

A new study says that arthritis is more common among women in India than men.

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. It can affect one joint or multiple joints. Symptoms of arthritis are pain, swelling, reduced range of motion and stiffness.

Arthritis affects more than 180 million people in India and it is one among the many well-known diseases, which includes diabetes, AIDS and cancer.

The research showed that women and obese people had higher levels of risk factors for arthritis as compared to men.

Lack of physical exercise, inactive lifestyle are the main reasons behind rising obesity and cases of arthritis.

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