The association between asymptomatic hyperuricemia and knee osteoarthritis: data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Affiliation

Crystal Diseases Study Group, Division of Rheumatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

In vitro and clinical studies suggest that urate may contribute to osteoarthritis (OA) risk. We tested the associations between hyperuricemia and knee OA, and examined the role of obesity, using a cross-sectional, nationally representative dataset.

Keywords

Cartilage,Hyperuricemia,NHANES,Obesity,Osteoarthritis,Urate,

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