YellowvestWebA  routine of diet and exercise can significantly improve knee pain in sufferers of osteoarthritis, as confirmed by a study published last week.

The study looked at whether diet or exercise alone or a combination of the two produced the best results in reducing knee pain. After an intensive 18 months programme they discovered the following:

• Average weight loss was greater in the diet and exercise group and the diet group (compared with the exercise group)found that:

• The diet and exercise group had less knee pain, better function, faster walking speed, and better physical health-related quality of life

• The diet and exercise and diet groups had greater reductions in Interleukin 6 (a measure of inflammation) levels than those in the exercise group;

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Messier SP, Mihalko SL, Legault C, Miller GD, Nicklas BJ, DeVita P, Beavers DP, Hunter DJ, Lyles MF, Eckstein F, Williamson JD, Carr JJ, Guermazi A, Loeser RF (2013) Effects of intensive diet and exercise on knee joint loads, inflammation, and clinical outcomes among overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis: the IDEA randomized clinical trial, JAMA.  Sep 25;310(12):1263-73. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.277669.