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Human Studies

2022 Feb 09

Arthritis Rheumatol

Associations of body mass index with pain and the mediating role of inflammatory biomarkers in hand osteoarthritis: Results from the Nor-Hand study.


Gløersen M, Steen Pettersen P, Neogi T, Jafarzadeh RS, Vistnes M, Thudium CS, Bay-Jensen A-C, Sexton J, Kvien TK, Hammer HB, Haugen IK
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2022 Feb 09.
PMID: 35137553.


To examine the association of body mass index (BMI) with pain in people with hand osteoarthritis, and explore whether this association, if causal, is mediated by systemic inflammatory biomarkers.