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Arthritis charity: 'Ageing population will have dramatic effect on arthritis levels'

The increasing burden of osteoarthritis is exactly the reason we have continued to increase our research funding into this disease over the last few years.

An ageing and obese population will have an increasingly dramatic effect on the levels of osteoarthritis but as the UK's biggest funder of research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis, we know that the real difference will come from scientific breakthroughs.

– Liam O'Toole, chief executive of Arthritis Research UK