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Obesity versus osteoarthritis: beyond the mechanical overload

Angélica Rossi Sartori-Cintra, Priscila Aikawa, Dennys Esper Correa Cintra

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014rb2912

Obesity is currently considered a major public health problem in the world, already reaching epidemic characteristics, according to the World Health Organization. Excess weight is the major risk factor associated with various diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia and osteometabolic diseases, including osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent rheumatic disease and the leading cause of physical disability and reduced quality of life of the population over 65 years. It mainly involves the joints that bear […]