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Hand OA, Cardiometabolic Disease May Have Shared Relationship.
Susan London writing for Rheumatology News reported that “data presented at the World Congress on Osteoarthritis further suggest that hand osteoarthritis [hand OA] and cardiometabolic disease may have a shared etiology or pathophysiology.” Researchers found, “in a study of 869 patients with hand osteoarthritis,” that patients “with ischemic cardiac disease were more than three times as likely to have joint symptoms and had greater clinical progression.”

Comment: Interesting. I just checked my hand out and I think I’m OK for now.

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