Arthritis linked to parental addiction

People whose parents suffered from drug and alcohol addictions are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with arthritis, Canadian researchers find.

Their population-based study of over 13,000 adults found those who reported having parents with addiction problems were 58% more likely to have an arthritis diagnosis.

Co-author Jessica Liddycoat of the University of Toronto said her colleagues had anticipated that adult offsprings’ behaviours

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