Increased Risk of Arthritis of the Knee

I found a very interesting article in the August 2008 issue of Good Housekeeping. I quote here:
Is your ring finger longer than your index finger? If so, you’re up to three times more likely to develop arthritis of the knee than women whose ring fingers are the same length as or shorter than their pointers. The British scientists who discovered the link speculate that it may have to do with hormones. This finger pattern is more common in women with low estrogen levels. Another clue: Men are more likely to have longer ring fingers, but for them, there’s less of an arthritis link.
And yes, my ring finger is longer than my index finger….now I know the rest of the story;)

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