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Is arthritis hereditary?

There are more than 100 types of arthritis, some of which are at least partly genetic. The younger the family members who developed arthritis are, the more likely that it's a condition that may be inherited.

Harvard Medical School Arthritis: Keeping your joints healthy

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Harvard Medical School Arthritis: Keeping your joints healthy

If you have arthritis, you can take steps to protect your joints, reduce discomfort, and improve mobility all of which are detailed in this report. Because describing your symptoms is so important...
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Arthritis is about 50 percent hereditary. Learn more about arthritis in this video with Dr. Oz.

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