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International Health Insurance News: Arthritis can impact quality of life

International health insurance is something worth considering, especially as new studies have shown that arthritis can negatively impact somebody's quality of life.

Published in Arthritis Care & Research, the research showed that people with the condition have much poorer health related quality of life than those without the condition.

Indeed, 27 per cent of people with arthritis reported fair or poor health, compared with just 12 per cent of those without the condition.

The three-year study considered data of more than one million people and found that both their mental and physical health suffered.

Dr Sylvia Furner of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois commented: "Our analysis showed that the values for all five measures of health related quality of life were two to three times worse in those with arthritis compared to those without."

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