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Osteoarthritis Affecting More African Americans

Monday, October 24th, 2011

(Third Age) Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis that affects multiple joints, is becoming more common among African Americans, according to new research published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

This study was conducted by part of the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project, Dr. Amanda Nelson from the University of North Carolina at the Chapel Hill-UNC Rheumatology/Thurston Arthritis Research Center and colleagues.

African Americans have a higher prevalence of multiple, large-joint osteoarthritis (OA), which may not be recognized based on the current definition of "generalized OA."

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