Weight Loss Slows Knee Arthritis

Frontline Medical Communications11 Aug 2016

Weight loss in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis has been shown for the first time in a prospective study to have beneficial structure-modifying effects upon knee cartilage.

This is a finding with enormous public health implications. Weight loss now becomes the only therapy ever shown to have salutary structural effects on knee articular cartilage. No drug has yet been shown to have such a benefit.

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