Obesity may be linked with serious hip disease.

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Obesity may have even more risks associated with it.

A recent Scottish study of nearly 600-thousand school children finds that childhood obesity is a major risk factor for developing Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE).

In people with SCFE, the hip deforms and sometimes completely collapses, causing lifelong pain and disability.

The study, “Childhood Obesity and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis”, found that children obese at 5 years old were 20 times more likely to develop SCFE, and were 75% more likely to remain obese into their teenaged years.

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