obesity and osteoarthritis
- a cohort study examined the incidence of knee and hip osteoarthritis in
relation to different measures of body mass (1)
- all measures of overweight were associated with the incidence of knee osteoarthritis, with the strongest relative risk gradient observed for BMI
- incidence of hip osteoarthritis showed smaller but significant differences between normal weight and obesity
- authors concluded that the study results support a major link between overweight and biomechanics in increasing the risk of knee and hip osteoarthritis in men and women
- 1) Lohmander LS et al.Incidence of severe knee and hip osteoarthritis in relation to different measures of body mass: a population-based prospective cohort study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2009 Apr;68(4):490-6.
Last reviewed 10/2021