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Rheumatoid Factor Positivity is Associated with Lower Bone Mass in Korean Male Health Examinees without Clinically Apparent Art

Body Composition Assessment
Jiwon Hwang et al.
Used Parameters : BW

Publication Year : 2019

Country : Korea

Journal : Journal of Rheumatic Diseases

Objective This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the association between rheumatoid factor (RF) positivity and bone mineral density (BMD) in male Korean subjects without any history of joint disease. Methods Of 84,344 males who had undergone a comprehensive health checkup program in 2012, 1,390 male health examinees were recruited, whose BMD and RF results were available. A RF titer≥ 20 IU/mL was considered positive. BMD was measured at lumbar spine (L1~ L4) or hip (femoral neck and total hip) by …
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