Weight loss may be the best treatment for osteoarthritic pain, study says

07/7/2014 | Reuters

A study in Rheumatology found that people with osteoarthritis who are obese and overweight report more pain than normal-weight people with the condition. Stress on the knee joints can be intensified by excess weight, and some obesity-associated hormones may add to the severity of arthritis. Study author Elizabeth Weiss said losing weight may be the best treatment for osteoarthritic pain.

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