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    Obesity not associated with risk of osteoarthritis of the hip

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    Monday, October 06, 2008 9:20 am Email this article
    Being obese is not associated the risk of osteoarthritis of the hip according to a study from Norway which followed 1675 people aged 24-76 years for ten years from 1994 and 2004.

    People who were obese were 1.1 times more likely to develop arthritis of the hip, however, this difference was not statistically significant. Conclusion

    Conclusion: Obesity increases osteoarthritis of the hand

    “A high BMI was significantly associated with knee [osteoarthritis] and hand [osteoarthritis], but not with hip [osteoarthritis],” the researchers concluded.


    Grotle M, Hagen K, Natvig B, Dahl F, Kvien T. Obesity and osteoarthritis in knee, hip and/or hand: An epidemiological study in the general population with 10 years follow-up. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2008 Oct 2, 9(1):132.


    Margreth Grotle
    National Resource Centre for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology
    Department of Rheumatology
    Diakonhjemmet Hospital
    Oslo, Norway
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