Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

March 27, 2015 4:00 PM

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FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests.

Women with osteoarthritis-related knee pain -- the type associated with normal wear and tear -- were nearly twice as likely to die early from any cause, and more than three times as likely to die from heart problems as those without knee pain from arthritis, the British researchers found.

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