Only 41 percent of men and women age 65 or older who are overweight or obese and have arthritis are getting an important piece of advice from their doctor:
Drop some pounds. That’s the conclusion of a recent study of 1,802 adults in the U.S.. Weight loss reduces the pain and mobility problems related to arthritis. and its effects can be significant; every pound you lose takes 4 pounds of pressure off your knees.
Source: Consumer Reports on Health September 2018 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports, May 4, 2018
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