Learn about the risks of obesity in patients with Arthritis in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is Insidermedicine in 60. From Australia - According to a study in Arthritis Research & Therapy, those who are overweight are more likely to require joint replacements in later life. In a study of 40,000 patients, researchers found that those with the highest BMI were nearly 3.5 times as likely to require a primary joint replacement, such as a knee or hip in later years, compared to those in the lowest BMI quartile. From Maryland - The FDA has issued a warning regarding the use of transdermal medical patches. The agency has stated that any patient, who wears a transdermal patch, including those that deliver nicotine doses, should remove it before undergoing an MRI. Some patches contain small amounts of aluminum or other metals that may heat up in the magnetic field generated by the test. Finally from Pittsburgh - According to research presented to the American Psychosomatic Society, optimists live longer, healthier life than pessimists. In a study of over 100,000 women, researchers found that those who were optimistic and more trustful of other people were 14% less likely to die from any cause during the eight year study period than those who were pessimistic. Optimists were also 30% less likely to die from heart disease. For Insidermedicine in 60, I am Dr. Susan Sharma.