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    While this is osteo rather than rheumatoid, the results of this remarkable study of over 2500 skeletons have shown that the incidence of knee arthritis has more than doubled since 1940 – with no definitive reason known:

    When the team factored out the effects of weight and age in the two modern groups, knee arthritis was still more than twice as common in the group of people who died after 1976, suggesting other factors are involved. What changed to touch off the explosion in knee arthritis cases is still a mystery, Lieberman says.

    sciencemag Aug 14

    The team posited that factors such as weight and inactivity may be contributors, but it seems that the numbers have really increased since 1976. That date made me wonder how much Lyme Disease has contributed to these numbers… who knows what that percentage might be?

    Be well! Lynnie

    Palindromic RA 30 yrs (Chronic Lyme?)
    Mino 2003-2008 100mg MWF - can no longer tolerate any tetracyclines
    abx from Sep 2018 MWF - a.m. Augmentin Duo 440mg + 150mg Biaxsig (roxithromycin). p.m. Cefaclor (375mg) + Klacid 125mg. Annual Clindy IV's
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    Linda L

    Or maybe sugar, diet, chemicals and sitting long hours on a chair…

    RA tried everything: Methotraxate, Arava, Humira. Pneumonia three times. Anemia. Very low iron. Hypothyroidism
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