India Is Likely to See Endemic of Osteoarthritis by 2013

 Come 2013 and India is likely to notice an endemic of osteoarthritis with about 80% of the 65+ population in the country suffering with wear and tear of joints. 40% of these people are likely to suffer from severe osteoarthritis, which will disable them from daily activities, say the experts quoting the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The reason behind the onset of this endemic is said to be increasing longevity of Indians. By 2020 the number of 65+ population in India is likely to be about 177 million, where as India had 100 million people in this age group in 2010.

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