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ACE Report #3925
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Weight loss improves knee osteoarthritis symptoms


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Weight loss: the treatment of choice for knee osteoarthritis? A randomized trial

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2005 Jan;13(1):20-7.

Contributing Authors: R Christensen A Astrup H Bliddal

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Synopsis

80 obese patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were randomized to undergo a low-energy diet or a control diet, in order to assess the effects of rapid diet-induced weight loss on osteoarthritis. The results of the study revealed a 10% reduction in weight results and a 28% increase in knee function, which suggested that weight loss was an effective treatment method for osteoarthritis of the knee...

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