IS WEIGHT LOSS ASSOCIATED WITH LESS PROGRESSION OF CHANGES IN KNEE ARTICULAR CARTILAGE AMONG OBESE AND OVERWEIGHT PATIENTS AS ASSESSED WITH MR IMAGING OVER 48 MONTHS? DATA FROM THE OSTEOARTHRITIS INITIATIVE

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE

Obesity is associated with both the acceleration of cartilage degeneration and worsening of clinical symptoms in patients with osteoarthritis. The assocaition between obesity and osteoarthritis is in part biomechanical (i.e. joint loading, alterations in gait patterns, etc.) and in part

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