Thursday, 10 April 2014

Sex steroid hormone concentrations related to osteoarthritis in women

A new study co authored by SPHPM's Dr S Monira Hussain has found that circulating sex steroid hormone concentrations in women may play a role in the development of osteoarthritis.


According to the study, the increased prevalence of osteoarthritis in postmenopausal women suggests that changes in either circulating sex steroid concentrations or tissue response to sex steroids may have a role in the pathogenesis of the condition. The aim of the study was to examine whether circulating sex steroid concentrations were associated with the incidence of total knee and hip replacement for osteoarthritis.

Entitled "Incidence of total knee and hip replacement due to osteoarthritis in relation to circulating sex steroid hormone concentrations in women", the paper has discovered that modifying these steroid concentrations may provide potential strategies for the prevention and treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis.



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