Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis
(HealthDay News) -- Losing any extra weight can help prevent or alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, experts say.
The Weight-loss Information Network explains how osteoarthritis and overweight are related, and what you can do to reduce your risk:
Excess weight can cause greater strain on the joints, resulting in wear on the joints and increased risk of osteoarthritis.
The more body fat you have, the more likely you are to have inflammation.
Losing 5 percent or more of your body weight can help to reduce strain on your joints.
Regular exercise can help curb both weight gain and osteoarthritis.