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    • Novel genetic variants associated with lumbar disc degeneration in northern Europeans: a meta-analysis of 4600 subjects. 

      Williams, Frances M K; Bansal, Aruna T; van Meurs, Joyce B; Bell, Jordana T; Meulenbelt, Ingrid; Suri, Pradeep; Rivadeneira, Fernando; Sambrook, Philip N; Hofman, Albert; Bierm-Zeinstra, Sita; Menni, Cristina; Kloppenburg, Megreet; Slagboom, P Eline; Hunter, David J.; MacGregor, Alex J; Uitterlinden, Andre G.; Spector, Tim D (BMJ, 2013-07)
      OBJECTIVE: Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is an important cause of low back pain, which is a common and costly problem. LDD is characterised by disc space narrowing and osteophyte growth at the circumference of the disc. ...