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Welcome to the weekly Research Roundup! This newsletter presents the latest osteoarthritis-relevant peer-reviewed publications, and funding opportunities. 

Featured Research

Diagnosing Obesity as a First Step to Weight Loss: An Observational Study

Ciemins, E., et al.; Obesity

This study aimed to explore the relationship between an obesity diagnosis and weight loss as a percentage of total body weight loss over 9 to 15 months. An observational study of the electronic health record data of 688,878 adult patients with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 was completed using multivariable logistic regression with a stepwise backwards elimination procedure. While controlling for patient demographics, insurance status, health care utilization, and prescribed anti-obesity medication, results showed documentation of an obesity diagnosis remained independently predictive of at least a 5% weight loss. Based on this finding, the authors of the study suggest that making the diagnosis of obesity may be an important step toward engaging patients to lose weight.

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If you have knee or hip pain, you may be eligible to participate in an online research study to help researchers understand what patients want to know about weight management and nutrition strategies to reduce joint pain.

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