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Osteoarthritis risk linked to finger length ratio
Date:1/4/2008

eemed independent.

Professor Michael Doherty, lead researcher, said: The 2D:4D length ratio appears to be a new risk factor for the development of OA. Specifically, women with the male pattern of 2D:4D length ratio that is, ring finger relatively longer than the index finger are more likely to develop knee OA.

As the first study to examine the relationship between 2D:4D length ratio and OA, it also raises questions.

The underlying mechanism of the risk is unclear, Professor Doherty stressed, and merits further exploration.


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Contact: Michael Doherty
michael.doherty@nottingham.ac.uk
University of Nottingham
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