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Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute Warns Rising Rates of Obesity in Children an Alarming Omen of Early Joint Wear

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CALGARY, AB – Alberta children may have joints worn beyond their years by middle age and may need hips and knees replaced sooner and in far greater numbers than the previous generation unless obesity rates are reversed, the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) said today. “Rising rates of obesity in our children are an alarming omen of early joint wear,” Dr. Ron Zernicke, Executive Director of the ABJHI, said. “Excess ...

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