Overweight children have an increased risk of slipped femoral capital epiphysis, genu valga, pes planus, and scoliosis (Speiser et al., 2005). In adults, an association between obesity and degenerative joint disease (DJD), particularly of the knee, is related in part to mechanical factors resulting in increased compressive forces on the knee. Obesity-related cytokine production has been associated with a chronic inflammatory state promoting osteoarthritis. Obesity is associated with knee weakness and balance problems, increasing the risk of falls. Functional impairment from obesity in elderly persons has been linked to these factors (Messier, 2008).
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