Increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome in individuals with osteoarthritis: an analysis of NHANES III data.

BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) share age and obesity as risk factors, but may also be linked by pathogenic mechanisms involving metabolic abnormalities and systemic inflammation. This study compared the prevalence of OA and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in subjects with OA versus the general population without OA to determine… (More)