Body mass index and susceptibility to knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Jiang2012BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and susceptibility to knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Liying Jiang and Wenjing Tian and Yingchen Wang and Jiesheng Rong and Chundan Bao and Yupeng Liu and Ya-shuang Zhao and Chaoxu Wang},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2012},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={291-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Excess bodyweight, expressed as increased body mass index, is associated with osteoarthritis risk, especially in weight bearing joints. However, the strength of the association was inconsistent. The study was conducted to quantitatively assess the association between body mass index and the risk of knee osteoarthritis and investigate the difference of the strength stratified by sex, study type and osteoarthritis definition. METHODS We used published guidelines of the Meta-analysis… CONTINUE READING

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