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Human Studies

2020 Feb 10

Arthritis Rheumatol

Visceral adiposity is associated with pain, but not structural osteoarthritis.


Li S, Schwartz AV, LaValley MP, Wang N, Desai N, Sun X, Neogi T, Nevitt M, Lewis CE, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Segal N, Felson D
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Feb 10.
PMID: 32039565.


Osteoarthritis (OA) and pain are both made more severe by low-grade inflammation. We examined whether visceral fat, a major source of inflammatory cytokines and adipokines, was associated with an increased risk of knee OA or of musculoskeletal pain.