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Subject: Why are women more likely to suffer from osteoarthritis?
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 Monday, June 20, 2016
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The problem may be muscles.Author: David Schardt  in: Exercise for Health
"Women are more likely than men to suffer from osteoarthritis, particularly in the knee," says Mary O'Connor, director of the Musculoskeletal Center at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital.
Why the knee? Researchers aren't sure. But they do know that women with knee arthritis have weaker muscles than men with knee arthritis, and that muscles help protect joints.

 "Men have testosterone, which builds stronger muscles," says O'Connor. And it's the quadriceps, the group of muscles at the front of the thigh that helps the knee absorb the impact of walking and other activities.
Arthritis is also more debilitating in women.
"If you take a group of men who are going to have a knee replacement and you compare them with men of the same age with healthy knees, the guys who are going to have surgery have weaker quad muscles in that leg," O'Connor explains.
"But when you do the same comparison in women, the difference in quad strength and walking speed between those having knee replacement and those with healthy knees shows that women with knee arthritis have much greater...
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