The relationship between the 2D assessment: 4D ratio and the risk of knee and hip OA.

Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the the United Kingdom conducted a case-control study, the relationship between the 2D assessment: 4D ratio and the risk of knee and hip OA. Your results were presented in the January 2008 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, suggest that with an unusually long ring fingers raises the risk of developing osteoarthritis of the knee, independent of other risk factors, especially among women.

Among participants of both sexes, researchers also found an interesting trend: the smaller the 2D: 4D upper finger joint ratio, the greater the risk of OA of the tibiofemoral knee joint. Finally, after adjusting for established OA risk factors – age, gender, body mass index, joint injury, and lack of physical activity – the strong association of smaller 2D: 4D length ratio has been at risk for knee OA than independent. The 2D: 4D length ratio appears a new risk factor for the development of OA may be, concludes the study ‘s leading researcher, Doherty. Women, in particular with the male pattern of 2D: 4D length ratio – that is, ring finger relatively longer than the index finger – are more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee. The first study to investigate the relationship between 2D: 4D length ratio and OA, it also raises questions.###The the JILA group of along with theorists from the universities of Colorado and Pennsylvania. That work was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award from in the biomedical, the Butcher Foundation, a WM Keck Grant at supported RNA Sciences in, NIST and National Science Foundation.

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