Health: Good News For Jimmy Choo

Wearing high heels can pose all sorts of dangers--twisting an ankle or falling out of fashion, to name just two--but new research suggests that increasing a woman's risk of osteoarthritis is not one of them. Among older people, this painful joint disease afflicts the knees of twice as many women as men, and some had speculated that tottering around in high heels played a role. But in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, researchers found that the rates of osteoarthritis of the knee in a group of 111 women between the ages of 50 and 70...

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