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.
- Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors
December 16, 2014
- Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat
December 12, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.