Wake Forest Study Finds Diet and Exercise Can Lead to Pain Relief from Knee Arthritis

PainRelief.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: A community-based diet and exercise program may be a practical alternative to academic center-based programs for improving clinical outcomes in people with knee OA, and overweight or obesity

PainRelief.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: For patients with knee osteoarthritis and overweight or obesity, weight loss accompanied with moderate exercise is the most effective non-invasive treatment available.

PainRelief.com: Is there anything else you would like to add? Any disclosures?

Losing weight and keeping it off is not easy, however, the results of a successful weight loss program on pain and function can be clinically important. 

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Messier SP, Beavers DP, Queen K, et al. Effect of Diet and Exercise on Knee Pain in Patients With Osteoarthritis and Overweight or Obesity: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2022;328(22):2242–2251. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.21893

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