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Archives for the day Monday, August 31st, 2009

This new discovery bothers me a little. That is why I want to share it to the public.

Is your ring finger longer than your index finger? A bit bothersome, right? Try to look at your fingers and see what your answer is. Well, if so, you’re up to three times more likely to develop arthritis of the knee than women whose ring fingers are the same length or shorter than their pointers. The British Scientist who discovered the link speculates that it may have to do with hormones. This finger pattern is more common in women with low estrogen levels. Another clue: Men are more likely to have longer ring fingers, but for them, there’s less of an arthritis link.

Good thing, my pointer finger is shorter. Would that mean I will not experience arthritis when I get old? Answerable only when I get old. Hahaha!