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  • Obesity doubles the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome


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    Tuesday, July 06, 2004 8:52 am Email this article
    Obesity doubles the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome according to a new study from the United Kingdom.

    Other risk factors included

    Smoking, hormone replacement therapy, oral contraceptives, and oral corticosteroids were not associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

    The study included 3,391 cases, of which 2,444 were women (72 percent). Ages ranged from 16- to 96-years-old, with the average age being 46. Each case was matched with four controls.

    REFERENCE

    Geoghegan J, Clark D, Bainbridge L, Smith C, Hubbard R. Risk factors in carpal tunnel syndrome. J Hand Surg [Br]. 2004 Aug, 29(4):315-20.

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