Diet, Exercise in Older Adults With Knee OA Pay Off in Long Term
Older patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) who underwent lengthy diet and exercise interventions reported less pain and maintained some weight loss years after the program ended, according to a new study published in Arthritis Care & Research. The study involved patients with overweight or obesity aged 55 years or older who were previously enrolled in the 1.5-year Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) trial.
@soumini Of the 184 participants who were contacted for a follow-up visit, 94 consented to participate, 67% of whom were females and 88% of whom were White. A total of 27 participants had completed the diet and exercise intervention, and another 35 completed the diet-only and 32 exercise-only interventions.