Features April 2007 Issue

Exercise Won’t Increase Risk Of Knee Arthritis

If you’re older or overweight, exercise will neither protect you from, nor increase your risk of, developing knee osteoarthritis (OA). According to a nine-year study of 1,279 patients (average age 53) in the January issue of Arthritis Care & Research, prior physical activity—including walking, jogging, or other activity—did not increase the risk of developing knee OA over the course of the study.

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