Friday, July 17, 2009

Maintain a Healthy Weight to Protect your Joints




MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT TO PREVENT OSTEOARTHRITIS:

Recent evidence in 336 patients who were overweight and at risk of Osteoarthritis showed at 30 month follow up 20.2% showed loss of knee cartilage and 5.8% had rapid loss. For every one-unit increase in BMI the chances of loss increased 11%.

Yet another study highlighting the need maintain a healthy weight, with a BMI less than 25. If your struggling enlist the help of a dietitian to support you, make changes with your family and start making small changes today.

I am here to help, and so are fellow bloggers

Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_86867.html




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