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Response to: ‘Overweight/obesity and vitamin D deficiency contribute to the global burden of low back pain’ by Professor Grant
  1. Damian Hoy1,2,
  2. Lyn March3,
  3. Peter Brooks4,
  4. Fiona Blyth5,
  5. Anthony Woolf6,
  6. Emma Smith7,
  7. Rachelle Buchbinder8,9
  1. 1University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2Public Health Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia
  3. 3Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
  4. 4University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  5. 5Concord Clinical School, University of Sydney, Concord West, Australia
  6. 6Department of Rheumatology, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
  7. 7Department of Rheumatology, University of Sydney, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
  8. 8Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Institute and Monash University, Mebourne, Victoria, Australia
  9. 9Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Damian Hoy, University of Queensland, Herston Rd, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia; damehoy{at}

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We would like to thank William B Grant for his letter1 on our paper ‘The global burden of low back pain: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study’.2 We fully agree with Professor …

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