Medical Professionals Reveals Being Obese Increases a Child's Chance of Developing Arthritis


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/07/2014 -- The prevalence of obesity in children has continually been increasing with research showing that it affects 12.5 million children and adolescents worldwide. Children who suffer from obesity are believed to be at a greater risk for a wide variety of medical conditions later in life.

“Obesity can make one more susceptible to a range of medical conditions such as lupus, gout, arthritis and other joint diseases. This means that children who are obese are more likely to suffer from any of these conditions than those who are physically fit,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.

According to medical professionals, being obese increases a person’s chance of developing arthritis or making existing arthritis worse. In the United States, 300,000 children are suffering from arthritis. Experts believe that a person’s excessive weight puts extra stress the joints. Eventually, it speeds up the damage caused by general wear and tear of the joint.

Eric Matteson, MD of Mayo Clinic’s rheumatology division believes that weight plays an essential role in joint stress, and being overweight can significantly damage weight-bearing joints such as the knees and hips.

Obesity is considered as a risk factor for arthritis, but it is preventable. Children can avoid suffering from osteoarthritis in the fingers, hands and wrist if they maintain a healthy weight. Parents should understand that if a person gains ten pounds, it is equivalent to placing thirty pounds of weight on the knees.

Arthritis can start to develop at a younger age, especially among obese children. The most ideal solution to avoid both obesity and arthritis is to simply manage weight. According to studies, if a person loses eleven pounds they will be able to decrease their chance of developing arthritis by 50%.

Aside from creating extra strain on the joint, the excess fat in the body caused by obesity also contributes to arthritis. Experts say that fat can create and release certain chemicals in the body that promote inflammation. That inflammation can cause further problems in an already stressed joint.

Arthritis caused by obesity is preventable and one of the best solutions is to simply ensure that children are maintaining a healthy weight. There are several solutions for managing weight, including making dietary and lifestyle changes.

Many also use glucosamine supplements as a safe and healthy option for managing arthritis that has already manifested in the body. Glucosamine supplements are believed to be very helpful to individuals who want to achieve significant pain relief and regain their joint health. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, supplements are not known to cause dangerous side effects with long-term use (

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