Losing weight and lowering BMI may help you delay, slow, or even prevent the worsening of degenerative knee arthritis
Sainsbury said a person who weighs 220 pounds and loses 22 “is likely to have double the benefit” of someone who loses 11 pounds.
The bones rub against each other more closely, causing stiffness, swelling, and pain that can limit mobility and lead to disability.
Osteoarthritis has no cure, so doctors treat its symptoms with physical therapy, drugs, crutches or canes, surgery – and by prescribing a healthy diet and weight loss to reduce pressure on the joints,
They divided the knee images into two groups: the "incidence cohort" of 9,683 knees from 5,774 people who, at the start of the study, did not have osteoarthritis structural defects