Navigation Links
Obesity contributes to rapid cartilage loss
Date:7/13/2009

OAK BROOK, Ill. Obesity, among other factors, is strongly associated with an increased risk of rapid cartilage loss, according to a study published in the August issue of Radiology.

"We have isolated demographic and MRI-based risk factors for progressive cartilage loss," said the study's lead author, Frank W. Roemer, M.D., adjunct associate professor at Boston University and co-director of the Quantitative Imaging Center at the Department of Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine. "Increased baseline body mass index (BMI) was the only non-MRI-based predictor identified."

Tibio-femoral cartilage is a flexible connective tissue that covers and protects the bones of the knee. Cartilage damage can occur due to excessive wear and tear, injury, misalignment of the joint or other factors, including osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 27 million Americans, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage breaks down and, in severe cases, can completely wear away, leaving the joint without a cushion. The bones rub together, causing further damage, significant pain and loss of mobility.

The best way to prevent or slow cartilage loss and subsequent disability is to identify risk factors early.

"Osteoarthritis is a slowly progressive disorder, but a minority of patients with hardly any osteoarthritis at first diagnosis exhibit fast disease progression," Dr. Roemer said. "So we set out to identify baseline risk factors that might predict rapid cartilage loss in patients with early knee osteoarthritis or at high risk for the disease."

The researchers recruited patients from the Multicenter Osteoarthritis (MOST) Study, a prospective study of 3,026 people, age 50 79, at risk for osteoarthritis or with early x-ray evidence of the disease. The study is funded by the National Institute on Agi
'/>"/>

Contact: Linda Brooks
lbrooks@rsna.org
630-590-7762
Radiological Society of North America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Virus Could Help Drive Obesity
2. Surgery for severe obesity saves lives
3. Obesity Doesnt Always Equal Diabetes
4. Obesity Rate in U.S. Still Climbing
5. Treating diabetes during pregnancy can break link to childhood obesity
6. ZIP codes and property values predict obesity rates
7. High and mighty: first common height gene identified by researchers behind obesity gene finding
8. Research Links TV/Video Game Playing With Child Obesity; Health Experts Back a New Approach
9. UT Southwesterns obesity research receives $22 million NIH Roadmap grant
10. Genaera Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board for Obesity Drug Candidate Trodusquemine (MSI-1436)
11. Cities Say Restaurant Nutrition Information Crucial in Fighting Obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the ... examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up ... the brain, according to the results of four ... International Conference 2014 (AAIC 2014) in Copenhagen. , ... to identify odors was significantly associated with loss ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 Wright & Schulte LLC has ... scheduled in July of 2015, in U.S. District Court, ... in the discovery process in the South Carolina ... presiding over the multidistrict litigation (MDL). The complaints pending ... individuals who allege that they took the statin medication ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 Celebrity fitness trainer and former ... promotional partnership with Aqua Health Labs for their flagship ... supplement . The collaboration was recently announced live on ... trainer , actor, model, and a two time World ... celebrities, he has prepared stars including Demi Moore, Hilary ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Illinois (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Hope Palliative ... a monthly grief support group at the Tamarack Senior Living ... be held at 10:30 A.M. on the 3rd Wednesdays of ... 16th, 2014 at the Tamarack Community located at 55 S. ... all bereaved individuals and there is no cost for the ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 According to The Peripheral Neuropathy ... comprehensive program that teaches people how to deal with ... without medications. This program also provides people with safe ... neuropathy , including numbness, prickling, burning, and intense stabbing ... this home treatment program can help people eliminate some ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 3Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 4Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 5Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 6Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 7Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 3Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 4Health News:Celebrity Fitness Expert Supports Revolutionary New Health Supplement 2Health News:Hope Hospice Announces Grief Support Group at the Tamarack Senior Living Community 2Health News:The Peripheral Neuropathy Program Review Exposes Randall Labrum's Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Program – Vkool.com 2Health News:The Peripheral Neuropathy Program Review Exposes Randall Labrum's Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Program – Vkool.com 3
... Brody, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Surgery at Jefferson ... a 2010 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network American Association ... of Skip Viragh. This two-year grant awards $200,000 ... in pancreatic cancer. He will receive recognition for ...
... ... Action For Healthy Kids , was honored to be one of only 10 ... "Let,s Move" initiative to end childhood obesity in a generation. Flis was ... from D.C. and taking this opportunity to launch a Call to Action ...
... Douglas Smith, ... Officer; calls Consult A Doctor “the next evolution in medical care delivery, increasing access and ... Miami, FL ... Smith, board-certified family practice physician and pioneer of retail medical clinics, has joined as its ...
... ... Otology and Neurotology a “Letter to the Editor” documenting the improvement for memory loss ... focuses on two recent cases that were referred to Dr. Lippy, following stapedectomy surgery ... ...
... ... Music Announce April 13 Release , ... Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 14, 2010 -- LML Music announces the April ... the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. ,in my room, was conceived and produced by LML recording ...
... ... mobile networks will rise to almost $1.9 billion globally by 2014, with heart based monitoring ... ... According to Juniper Research, revenues from remote patient monitoring using mobile networks will rise to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Jefferson researcher receives 2010 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Award 2Health News:Mom Returns From D.C. Determined To Take On Childhood Obesity With A Call To Action For Parents 2Health News:Mom Returns From D.C. Determined To Take On Childhood Obesity With A Call To Action For Parents 3Health News:Consult A Doctor, Inc. Names Retail Clinic Pioneer, Douglas Smith, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer 2Health News:Consult A Doctor, Inc. Names Retail Clinic Pioneer, Douglas Smith, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer 3Health News:New Study Identifies Cause of Severe Disequilibrium and Significant Memory Loss Following Stapedectomy Surgery 2Health News:Peter Bradley Adams, Victoria Shaw, Many Distinguished Colleagues Ally To Benefit National MS Society With CD Release: In My Room 2Health News:Peter Bradley Adams, Victoria Shaw, Many Distinguished Colleagues Ally To Benefit National MS Society With CD Release: In My Room 3Health News:Peter Bradley Adams, Victoria Shaw, Many Distinguished Colleagues Ally To Benefit National MS Society With CD Release: In My Room 4Health News:Revenues from Mobile Health Monitoring to Reach $1.9 Billion Globally by 2014 Says Juniper Research 2Health News:Revenues from Mobile Health Monitoring to Reach $1.9 Billion Globally by 2014 Says Juniper Research 3
(Date:7/10/2014)... Virginia , 11. Juli 2014 ... von Kameras für die molekulare Bildgebung, ... hat heute die CE-Zulassung für sein ... CE-Zeichen kann Dilon das Produkt jetzt ... auf den Großteil der europäischen Länder ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- RESMED INC. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced that ... June 30, 2014 results on Thursday, July 31, 2014, after ... with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 p.m. US ... discuss operating results and future outlook. The earnings ... Time and the live webcast of the call can be ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014   Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.  (Ventana), a ... entered into an agreement with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, ... in the United States and ... KGaA,s biopharmaceutical division on the development and commercialization of ... Ventana,s proprietary diagnostic assays. In alignment with Merck KGaA,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2ResMed To Announce Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year-End 2014 Results 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 3
... MESA, Ariz., Dec. 6, 2011   Ulthera ... device company pioneering aesthetic and medical applications ... today announced that it has named Greg ... newly created position at Ulthera. ...
... Industries, Inc. (OTC.PK:PDMI) announced that it is continuing to move ... the limited working capital and market concerns it has had ... the mettle of Paradigm, its shareholders and remaining loyal employees. ... close, Paradigm remains hopeful it will see the DTC "chill" ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ulthera Appoints Greg Waller as Chief Financial Officer 2Paradigm Business Update as of November 30, 2011 2
... The 9101-7.5 convex array is designed with ... resolution obtained with this multi-frequency transducer is ... in need of quick and accurate diagnoses. ... versatility you need, and allows you to ...
Compact, bench-top analyser with minimal water volume requirements and easy waste management....
... light source is a superior choice for ... surgery, headlamps, and dental curing. This is ... light weight, compact and cost competitve with ... light source utilizes the latest in Cermax ...
... AtheNA Multi-Lyte Test System* is a ... simultaneously perform multiple assays from a ... It offers a simple and streamlined ... providing improved clinical sensitivity and comparable ...
Medicine Products: