By Denise Mann
TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — If you’re one of the millions of people with allergic asthma or eczema, you may be more likely to develop the wear-and-tear form of arthritis as you age.
This is the main finding from a new study that examined the risk of developing osteoarthritis among people with the two allergic conditions.
The study wasn’t designed to say how, or even if, these allergic diseases increase osteoarthritis risk, but the researchers do have a theory.
“Our group has done work showing that mast cells [a type of allergic cell] are increased in numbers in…