Being obese or overweight can increase the
risk of a host of health problems — including diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Packing
on too many pounds may also raise the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. I’m Erin White with
your latest health news. A recent study found that women who were overweight
or obese faced an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic condition marked by joint
inflammation and pain. Maintain a healthy weight to lower your risk
of health problems.