Jul 04, 2014
By Bob Komsic
Zoomers, who are overweight – especially women – and have arthritis in their knees, tend to report more pain than those who are slimmer but suffer from similar issues.
The health records of nearly five-thousand between the ages of 45 and 79 years were studied.
Researchers say even though osteoarthritis is a progressive disease and its effects are irreversible, losing weight should help reduce pain.
The study says doctors should consider suggesting that to patients since it may jump start a healthy lifestyle.
The findings appear in the journal ”Rheumatology”.