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Arthritis link to long ring fingers

4th January 2008

A new study has suggested that having uncommonly long ring fingers could mean a person is at greater risk of developing osteoarthritis of the knee.

A team from Nottingham University studied more than 2,000 people and found that those whose index finger is shorter than their ring finger are up to twice as likely to suffer from osteoarthritis. The findings were published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism and follow previous research that established hormonal connections in index to ring finger ratios.

 

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