Obese men are at risk of hip and knee osteoarthritis
The men are overweight or obese may need to replace a hip joint because they have the risk of osteoarthritis higher than men with normal weight, the study published online in the Annals of the rheumatic diseases.
People who are overweight are known to be infected knee osteoarthritis more than normal people, but this is the first study shows that being overweight is one of the risk factors that causes inflammation of the hip bone in men and not in women.
The researchers compared the body mass index (BMI) of 1,473 Icelanders – people who have replaced knee or hip joints with the BMI of 1,103 people have no joint replacement surgery. All were born from 1910 to 1939.
They found that women who are overweight (BMI> 25) do not replace the hip joint higher than women with normal weight, but the men they do. Over 70% of men are obese (MBI> 30) might have surgery to replace the hip bone.
Both men and women are overweight have knee replacement surgery more than normal people, and fatter and fatter people, higher and higher possibility is. Obese men have the ability of knee replacements about 5 times higher than normal, women are 4 times higher.
The authors said: “This study has demonstrated the link between BMI with complete knee replacement in the second sex, but for comprehensive hip replacement, the relationship with BMI is weaker, and may not be significant for women. “
In this article, we gave a caution for obese men who have a high risk of hip joint replacement. So control your weight and be careful with hip and knee osteoarthritis. If you have disease’s symptoms, go to see doctor immediately to help protect your health the best as possible.