Regenerative Disease: A Degenerative Disease

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A degenerative disease is any disease in which deterioration of structure or function of tissues occurs. With that in mind I would like to focus my paper on a disease that afflicts more than 27 million individuals in the United States alone Osteoarthritis . When considering this disease you must consider body composition, but what is body composition? Body composition refers to the amount of fat and lean tissues in the body. As one ages you tend to loose muscle mass and function, this condition is known as scaropneia. Osteoarthritis typically affects patients who are elderly, sedentary or obese. “Osteoarthritis is the leasing cause pf chronic disability in those over 7o years of age, costing the US greater than $100 billion dollars annually.”
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