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Genetic factor in osteoarthritis of the hip

  November, 17 2000 0:23
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Genetics likely to be a major factor in osteoarthritis of the hip

Siblings have a five fold increased risk of developing osteoarthritis of the hip compared with unrelated individuals, which suggests a strong genetic influence on susceptibility to the disease, according to research from Nottingham in this week's BMJ.

Emma Wilkinson
BMJ-British Medical Journal

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