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Moderate physical activity does not raise risk of knee osteoarthritis-4522

Moderate physical activity does not raise risk of knee osteoarthritis

According to new research from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, adults ages 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to 2.5 hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a 6-year follow-up period. Study participants who engaged in the highest levels of physical activity—up to 5 hours a week—had a slightly higher risk of knee osteoarthritis, but the difference was not statistically significant, the study authors reported.

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Ease knee osteoarthritis with diet plus exercise-4367

Ease knee osteoarthritis with diet plus exercise

Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, results when the cartilage cushioning the bones breaks down (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Pain and stiffness can result. The knee is a common site of osteoarthritis.

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The right shoes relieve pressure on knees-4043

The right shoes relieve pressure on knees

Sixteen people with osteoarthritis in the knee had their gaits assessed while wearing their own shoes, another pair of shoes with flat, flexible soles (termed mobility shoes) and walking barefoot. Afterwards, everyone wore the mobility shoes for at least six hours a day every week for six days.

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More knee replacements on the horizon-3622

More knee replacements on the horizon

An estimated 4 million adults (4.2% of those 50 years and older) in the United States are living with a total knee replacement, according to an analysis that was constructed using an osteoarthritis simulation model, prevalence data and census data.

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Muscle strength aids function for people with knee osteoarthritis-3588

Muscle strength aids function for people with knee osteoarthritis

Physical performance, measured by the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), was evaluated on 553 people 65 years and older who had knee osteoarthritis.

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Osteoarthritis prevalence to double in United Kingdom-3216

Osteoarthritis prevalence to double in United Kingdom

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