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Big Benefits To Small Amounts of Weight Loss

Dr. William C. Shiel Jr., Chief Medical Editor of MedicineNet.com, discusses Big benefits to small amounts of weight loss for people with osteoarthritis.

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Listen now to Dr. William Shiel discuss Big benefits to small amounts of weight loss for people with osteoarthritis. (MP3 4:30min 2.06MB)

The following is a partial transcript taken from this audio broadcast:

"Dr. Shiel, how does weight reduction improve osteoarthritis of the knee? Well, first of all, we know that from past research, an average weight loss of even 5% over a year and a half period, an overweight individual with known osteoarthritis of the knee results in approximately an 18% improvement in function of that joint. A recent study ..."

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Read More Read: Medicinenet.com's main article Osteoarthritis.

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