Weight Loss Can Decrease Progression of Osteoarthritis

Posted By: Richard Iorio, MD

Patients who are overweight or obese can decrease the degeneration rate and slow down the severity of osteoarthritis progression through weight loss. A study in RADIOLOGY showed that over a 4 year period progression of knee joint cartilage loss was decreased in overweight patients who achieved a loss of 5 percent or more in body mass index (BMI).

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