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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