Osteoarthritis

Losing more than 10 percent of body weight was linked to slower degeneration of cushioning in joints
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10% weight loss retards Knee Osteoarthritis cartilage loss.

Ever wondered why certain studies even need to be done, when the conclusion seems so common sensical? That's what I thought when I first read the title. However, on closer scrutiny, it answers not whether weight loss helps your knees, but how much you need to lose to be worth your dieting and exercising agony. The answer is 10% (at least). So, count the cost before you commit to that slimming studio, diet guru or personal trainer.


Chondroitin sulfate superior to Celecoxib for cartilage loss reduction in patients with knee OA

SAN FRANCISCO ─ Chondroitin sulfate is superior to celecoxib in the reduction of long-term progression…
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Chondroitin beats Celebrex in knee OA.


Fish oils help in OA knees

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It's looking increasingly easier to make a case for fish oils in Rheumatology than in Cardiology. And it seems these oils help in inflammatory arthritides like RA too. How it works is subject to ongoing intriguing studies.

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