PainRelief.com Interview with:
Stephen P. Messier, Ph.D.
Professor J.B. Snow Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Health and Exercise Science
Worrell Professional Center
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC 27109
PainRelief.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: Some weight loss and exercise programs that have been successful in academic center-based trials have not been evaluated in community settings. The results showed that among patients with knee osteoarthritis and overweight or obesity, diet and exercise compared with an attention control led to statistically significant differences in pain, function, mobility, body weight, waist circumference, and quality of life.