Navigation Links
Genes Linked to Height Also Tied to Osteoarthritis Risk
Date:1/18/2008

Short and tall extremes may put added pressure on joints, study suggests

FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Common genetic variants associated with osteoarthritis may also play a role in determining a person's height, according to a U.S.-European study.

The findings, which included an analysis of the genomes of more than 35,000 people, are exciting for a number of reasons, said study co-leader Goncalo Abecasis, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He noted that many genes control height, but only a few are associated with osteoarthritis.

"In this case, the gene we picked also is important in osteoarthritis, and it's actually hard to find genes for osteoarthritis," Abecasis said in a prepared statement. "One of the things we were excited about is you could study (height) in many people, and once you've done that, you have a short list of genes you can then study for what they do in terms of osteoarthritis."

The findings also add to overall understanding of height.

"It is useful to know all genes responsible for height variation, so we are reassured if our baby is shorter than others because he has a collection of "short" alleles on his DNA, and not because he has something wrong, like a metabolism disorder," study co-author Serena Sanna said in a prepared statement.

The study was published online Jan. 13 in Nature Genetics.

The new study confirms observations of a link between decreased height and increased risk of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, according to background information in a news release about the study. It's believed that both short and tall extremes of height may be associated with osteoarthritis, but for different reasons. Longer bones may place greater levels of stress on the joints, while shorter bones and/or less cartilage may make joints more susceptible to damage.

More information<
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Evidence found for genes that affect risk of developing Alzheimers disease
2. Childrens Hospital Boston Mourns the Death of Dr. Judah Folkman, World Renowned Researcher and Founder of the Field of Angiogenesis
3. Seven New Cholesterol Genes Discovered
4. Team Finds 118 Genes That Might Play Role in Cancer
5. Body Abnormalities, Childhood Cancer May Share Genes
6. Firefly genes allow testing of new therapy against lymphoma
7. TIME Magazine Names GeneSearch(TM) One of the Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs in 2007
8. Breast Cancer Genes Also Raise Mens Risk for Malignancy
9. Identification of new genes shows a complex path to cell death
10. Genes Yield More Clues to Schizophrenia
11. Genes identified that protect against heart damage from chemotherapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Genes Linked to  Height Also Tied to Osteoarthritis Risk
(Date:6/3/2015)... blingsting announces their new product, Glammer, a ... or can be strapped onto a visor. , ... tip that will allow the user to break a ... cut through a seatbelt or carseat strap to protect ... ,         Easily break a window or windshield with ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... Hexagon Geospatial is pleased to announce that it ... Education Challenge, which showcases the top usage of Hexagon ... the U.S. , This year’s winner is Su ... Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico. ... Assessment Based on Hyper-spatial Resolution Natural Color Digital Aerial ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... 2015 AvePoint, the established ... announced today that it has won the 2015 Microsoft ... The company was honored among a global field of ... and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. ... Year Awards – including the 2014 Microsoft Public Safety ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 The ... pleased to announce that Maria C. Savoia, M.D., Dean of ... School of Medicine, will become Chair on July 1. ... of Chair of the National Resident Matching Program,” said Dr. ... and reliable process for matching medical students with training programs, ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 Vancouver personal ... that the firm will now handle personal injury claims ... Vancouver on the rise, more and more people turn ... bus accidents cause needless suffering, serious injury and also ... result of a bus accident in BC you may ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:blingsting Announces All New Car Safety Tool The Glammer 2Health News:Hexagon Geospatial Announces U.S. Education Challenge Winner at HxGN Live 2015 2Health News:AvePoint Wins 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Collaboration and Content 2Health News:AvePoint Wins 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Collaboration and Content 3Health News:NRMP Board of Directors Elects New Leadership and Members at its May 2015 Meeting 2Health News:NRMP Board of Directors Elects New Leadership and Members at its May 2015 Meeting 3Health News:NRMP Board of Directors Elects New Leadership and Members at its May 2015 Meeting 4Health News:Jiwa Law Corporation Now Handles Personal Injury Claims Involving Bus Accidents 2
... Sound Health, a small non-profit Ohio Biotech firm, has confirmed that ... associated with the currently reported Swine Flu outbreak. , ... ... the increasing incidents of infection and the first reported American death ...
... the transition from in-patient to outpatient care for diabetes patients is ... on the Diabetes Best Practices Website provide up-to-date information and guidelines ... ... 2009 -- "Diabetes Discharge planning is a national priority," says Dr. ...
... Continued Growth Seen in Election ResultsOAKLAND, Calif., May ... and growing influence for the nation,s largest union ... the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee have ... re-electing a four-nurse Council of Presidents and other ...
... CPC of America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CPCF), ... enhance the quality of patient care in endovascular procedures, today ... call of its upcoming Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The ... pm Mountain Time, not Central time as previously released. ...
... Colgate and the Hispanic Dental,Association officially declared April El ... (Oral Health Month: A World of Healthy Smiles(R)) as ... the Hispanic community.,The Latino population has the lowest incidence ... ranks the highest for untreated dental caries among,children, according ...
... statement by Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director, Global AIDS ... for FY10 as released by the White House, Tuesday, ... health budget for FY10 released today at the White ... global health advocacy community, including the Global AIDS Alliance. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:BioTech Firm Decodes Current Swine Flu BioMarkers 2Health News:BioTech Firm Decodes Current Swine Flu BioMarkers 3Health News:Diabetes Discharge Planning is this the latest Topic in Focus at the Diabetes Best Practices Website 2Health News:CNA/NNOC Re-Elects Council of Presidents 2Health News:Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures(R) Kids' Initiative Visits Los Angeles 2
(Date:6/3/2015)... , June 3, 2015 ... gaps in the market, says  GBI Research ... GBI Research - Acute Myeloid Leukemia Therapeutics Market to ... therapeutics market to increase moderately from $632.6 million in 2013 ... Rate (CAGR) of 4.8%. Several drugs to treat ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... RIYADH, Saudi Arabia , June 3, 2015  Varian Medical ... and software for the treatment of cancer, is expanding in the ... a strategic operating entity in Saudi Arabia ... venture with El Seif Development Group, was officially launched today ... executive officer Dow Wilson. "This move represents ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... 3, 2015   Health Data Consortium (HDC) , a public-private partnership ... using data to improve health and healthcare, today announced ... of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at ... the recipient of this year,s Health Data Liberators ... in innovative ways to help improve the quality and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Novel Acute Myeloid Leukemia Therapies to Offer Clinical Benefit in Small Patient Cohorts 2Novel Acute Myeloid Leukemia Therapies to Offer Clinical Benefit in Small Patient Cohorts 3Varian Establishes Local Entity in Saudi Arabia to Support Expansion in Middle East 2CMS Chief Data Officer and Health Data Advocate Niall Brennan Receives Third Annual Health Data Liberators Award 2CMS Chief Data Officer and Health Data Advocate Niall Brennan Receives Third Annual Health Data Liberators Award 3CMS Chief Data Officer and Health Data Advocate Niall Brennan Receives Third Annual Health Data Liberators Award 4
... Seek-Find-Act-Follow: Innovations Span Entire Breast Care Continuum, from, Early Detection ... ... Care, CHICAGO, ... innovations to its,breast care portfolio, designed to help detect, diagnose and ...
... Alliance Pharmaceutical,Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ALLP). Following ... with its partner Beijing Double-Crane Pharmaceutical,Co., Ltd. ... for Oxygent(TM) (perfluorochemical [PFC] emulsion) to focus ... Oxygent in China. The,clinical development plan for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Siemens Showcases Its Most Comprehensive and Advanced Breast Care Portfolio 2Siemens Showcases Its Most Comprehensive and Advanced Breast Care Portfolio 3Siemens Showcases Its Most Comprehensive and Advanced Breast Care Portfolio 4Siemens Showcases Its Most Comprehensive and Advanced Breast Care Portfolio 5Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp. Updates Oxygent(TM) Clinical Development Plan 2
Egg-Shaped Bioceramic orbital implants insert easily into orbital socket and will not cling to surrounding tissue. Improved interconnectivity between pores enhances vascularization. Implants may be e...
... Discrete Technology Coronary Stent System provides ... Secure Technology stent retention system features ... encapsulate the stent for added security ... to minimize balloon overhang and to ...
Increased stent scaffolding at the proximal end gives optimal lumen support and 6F guide catheter compatibility and improved tracking offer excellent deliverability. Customized balloon lengths for ea...
For support, strength and control in your interventions, the RunWay Guide Catheter's large lumen and high-performance design represents a new era in guide catheters....
Medicine Products: