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Can genetic testing determine your arthritis risk?

Arthritis Today, March 22, 2013

“Osteoarthritis has less of a genetic component than rheumatoid arthritis,” says UTMB’s Dr. Emilio Gonzalez. Experts say about 30 percent of the risk of OA is probably genetic. “But even if a [genetic] test revealed that you had an elevated risk, the advice wouldn’t differ from what we tell everyone, regardless of their family history or genes: Keep your weight in check, don’t smoke, and exercise regularly.”


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