Losing Weight Protects Knee Cartilage

Australian researchers have reported that weight loss can result in improved knee cartilidge structure and reduced loss of thickness. This study involved 111 obese patients who lost an average of 20.3 pounds in a years time. Weight loss of as little as 7% of body weight preserved cartilage quality, which in turn improved range of motion. These findings suggest that by losing weight, individuals may improve knee health, and possibily prevent the need of total knee replacement.

PositiveTip: Sore knees? Perhaps losing a few pounds would enhance your mobility and quality of life.