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6. Maternal Obesity and Autism
Women normally have a 1 in 88 chance of giving birth to an autistic child, but a recently published study suggest that women who are obese during pregnancy increased the possibility to 1 in 53. While the study shows that women who are obese during pregnancy have a 67% greater chance of giving birth to an autistic child than women who are not obese during pregnancy, the conclusion has not established cause.
Read, “Autism Linked to Maternal Obesity, Studies Show”
7. Obesity and Arthritis
Obesity can cause arthritis, creating mobility issues that interfere with exercise and weight loss. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has stated that obese adults who have arthritis are 44% more likely to be physically inactive than obese people who do not have the disease. The discomfort caused by arthritis has been cited as an ...
Dear Dr. Krant:I am a 55 year-old man who has had osteoarthritis in my feet for 17 years. During the last 3 years it has spread throughout my spine, skull to tailbone, in the shoulders/hips/knees and hands, and nodes on fingers. I also have some difficulty walking. Is this a normal progression, or an extreme variation?You have had osteoarthritis for almost twenty years, beginning in your early 30s. Many people develop aches and pains in the large weight-bearing joints relatively early, even in their twenties. X-ray evidence of joint space narrowing, loose bodies and asymmetry throughout the weight-bearing surfaces usually does not appear until the 40s, although certain people will develop abnormalities early on. This is particularly true when cartilage has been surgically removed from the knees, when work involves repetitive lifting, bending and weight-bearing heavy loads, and when there is a genetic link to an affected parent.Nodes on the fingers (called Heberden...
X-ray - joint; Arthrography; Arthrogram
What abnormal results mean
The x-ray may reveal arthritis, fractures, bone tumors, degenerative bone conditions, and osteomyelitis (inflammation of the bone caused by an infection).
The test may also be performed to investigate the following conditions:
Acute gouty arthritis (gout)
Adult still's disease
Chronic gouty arthritis
Congenital dislocation of the hip
Non-gonococcal (septic) bacterial arthritis
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