Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 13th, 2003
More than 2% of the population over the age of 55 suffers crippling pain as a result of knee osteoarthritis. But by the age of 65, the condition is twice as common among women, leading some researchers to speculate that high-heeled shoes may be partly to blame.
The researchers interviewed 111 women between the ages of 50 and 70, 29 of whom experienced varying degrees of knee pain and were awaiting knee replacement surgery. The remainder, who were recruited from general practitioner lists, had no knee...
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