Acta Radiol 2021 Apr 20:2841851211010391. Epub 2021 Apr 20.
Department for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, University Hospital Tuebingen, Tübingen, Germany.
Background: Little is known about the associations between cardiovascular risk factors (CRF) and disc degeneration (DD).
Purpose: To evaluate the potential association between CRFs and intervertebral DD in a population-based sample.
Methods: A total of 400 participants from the community-based KORA-study were assessed in terms of CRFs, specifically obesity, hypertension, diabetes, elevated LDL-c, low HDL-c, elevated triglycerides, smoking status, and alcohol consumption. Read More