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Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today cover Autumn 2009

Autumn 2009

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Coloured x-ray of an obese person's lower leg

Obesity is bad for your joints

We’ve known for a long time that obesity is bad for us, but a new Arthritis Research UK report reveals that very overweight people are a staggering 14 times more likely to get osteoarthritis of the knee than those in a healthy weight range.

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Professor Sarah Hewlett

Too tired to care

Fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis, once ignored by the medical profession, is now something of a hot topic in research circles, with Arthritis Research UK leading the way.

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Jan Williams and her paintings

Artistic flair

Anti-TNF therapy has changed the lives of many people with inflammatory arthritis. For Jan Williams, the drug helped her discover a previously untapped talent for art - and set her on a fulfilling new life.

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Professors Peter Croucher and Richard Eastell with Vice Chancellor Professor Keith Burnett and Professors Jack Martin and Graham Russell at the opening of the Mellanby Centre

Back to basics: Sheffield University

The opening of a new bone research centre at Sheffield University has signalled an intention for more collaborative work, and to consolidate already close links with Arthritis Research UK.

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Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit (EU) in the University of Manchester

Focus on Manchester University

The dedicated multidisciplinary team of scientists at the Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit is unravelling the complexities of disease susceptibility.

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Manchester Research Team

Varying skills take on different types of knee osteoarthritis

A new research programme into osteoarthritis led by world expert Professor David Felson is now underway in Manchester. Arthritis Today takes a closer look.

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