Diet and Exercise Offer Some Protection Against Knee Pain in Obese Diabetics

Dan White PT , ScD, Msc University of DelawareMedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dan White PT , ScD, Msc

University of Delaware

Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Dr. White: We know that diet and exercise are beneficial to reduce knee pain, however it is not known whether diet and exercise can actually prevent the development of knee pain in people at high risk.  We found that an intensive program of diet and exercise had a small but statistically significant protective effect with preventing the development of knee pain in overweight and obese people with diabetes.

Medical Research: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Dr. White: Diet and exercise are effective are important to recommend to people who are overweight and obese in order to prevent the onset of knee pain.

Medical Research: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Dr. White: We need to figure out how much physical activity and weight loss is necessary to start to be protected from developing knee pain.

Citation:

Can an intensive diet and exercise program prevent knee pain among overweight adults at high risk?

 White DK1, Neogi T, Rejeski WJ, Walkup MP, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Foy CG, Felson DT, And The Look Ahead Research Group.

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Feb 18. doi: 10.1002/acr.22544. [Epub ahead of print]

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