Obesity and osteoarthritis.

@article{Lementowski2008ObesityAO,
  title={Obesity and osteoarthritis.},
  author={Peter W Lementowski and Stephen B Zelicof},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={148-51}
}
Osteoarthritis (OA) has become one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. Mechanical forces exerted on the joints are a significant cause of OA and one of the most modifiable risk factors. As determined by body mass index (BMI), 34 million US adults are obese, and 13 million of these are morbidly obese. Female sex, lower educational levels, obesity, and poor muscular strength are associated with symptomatic disease and subsequent disability. Recently, genetics has been shown… CONTINUE READING
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