People with Osteoarthritis May Be at Higher Risk of Premature Death

A new study shows that people with osteoarthritis are at higher risk of premature death due to the lack of walking.People with Osteoarthritis May Be at Higher Risk of Premature Death

For the study, a team of researchers monitored more than 10,000 people with osteoarthritis aged 50 and more for over 10 years. The scientists used various statistical methods to take into account confounding factors.

The analysis of the received data showed that people with osteoarthritis are at an 11% higher risk of premature death compared to people without this disease.

The authors of the study note: “Small amounts of regular walking and getting out and about can offer protection against comorbidity, including depression and CVD [cardiovascular disease].”

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