"Knee inflammation, pain and functioning all improved more among people who cut back on calories in addition to working out," researchers found.
"Extra weight is known to raise the risk of knee osteoarthritis, which happens when cartilage around the joint breaks down, causing inflammation, pain and stiffness."
One review found that "being overweight doubles a person's risk of knee osteoarthritis, and being obese quadruples it."
"For participants on the diet, the goal was to lose at least 10 percent of their starting weight. People replaced some meals with shakes and attended regular weight monitoring and nutrition sessions."
"The exercise program involved one hour of physical activity three times per week, including aerobic walking and strength training."
So do you know someone who is overweight and is suffering from knee osteoarthritis?
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