Diabetes is a risk factor for knee osteoarthritis progression.

@article{Eymard2015DiabetesIA,
  title={Diabetes is a risk factor for knee osteoarthritis progression.},
  author={Florent Eymard and Camille Parsons and M. H. Edwards and Florence Petit-Dop and J-Y. Reginster and Olivier Bruy{\`e}re and Pascal Richette and Cyrus Cooper and Xavier Chevalier},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={851-9}
}
PURPOSE Recent studies have suggested that metabolic factors (obesity, diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia) and their clustering in metabolic syndrome (MetS) might be involved in the pathophysiology of knee osteoarthritis (OA). We investigated their impact on radiographic progression by an annualised measure of the joint space narrowing (JSN) of the medial tibiofemoral compartment. METHODS 559 patients older than 50 years with symptomatic knee OA were recruited for the placebo arm of the… CONTINUE READING
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