Mortality risk falls in patients with osteoarthritis who gradually lose weight

The risk for all-cause mortality decreases among patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis who achieve slow-to-moderate, but not fast, weight loss via anti-obesity medications, according to data published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
“Overweight and obesity is an important risk factor for OA,” Jie Wei, PhD, of Xiangya Hospital and the Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, in Changsha, China, and colleagues wrote. “Previous studies have found a significant dose-response relationship between the percentage of weight loss and improvement of pain and

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