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Obesity not associated with risk of osteoarthritis of the hip
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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.
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