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Link Between Diabetes and Severe Osteoarthritis

posted Nov 15, 2012, 3:12 AM by Admin Osteoinfo
Osteoarthritis (OA) and type 2 diabetes are both chronic diseases associated with a high prevalence of end-organ failure, as well as with age and obesity. Although metabolic factors are important for the development of OA, it is still unclear whether type 2 diabetes is a causal risk factor for OA. However, metabolic syndrome is significantly more common among patients with OA compared with those without OA, and the association between obesity and OA extends beyond weight-bearing joints, suggesting the importance of metabolic as well as mechanical factors. The objective of this study was to determine whether type 2 diabetes is an independent risk predictor for severe OA http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/772837?src=cmemp