20 Feb Diet and Exercise Offer Some Protection Against Knee Pain in Obese Diabetics
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.
MedicalResearch.com Interview with & Dan White PT , ScD, Msc (2015). Diet and Exercise Offer Some Protection Against Knee Pain in Obese Diabetics