Posts Tagged "knee osteoarthritis"

, Should Orthopedic Surgeons Recommend Weight loss Prior to a Knee Replacement?

Should Orthopedic Surgeons Recommend Weight loss Prior to a Knee Replacement?

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) says “yes.” Obesity is linked to more than 60 medical conditions, results in $215 billion in increased medical costs per year and increases the complication rates following orthopedic surgery, including total knee replacements. For every 10 pounds the patient loses, 50 pounds of...

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Soda May Worsen Knee Osteoarthritis in Men

Soda may worsen knee Osteoarthritis in Men. A study out of Harvard Medical School found that “the more sugary soda men drink, the greater the risk that knee osteoarthritis will get worse.” The same was not true for females. And, while sugary soft drinks can contribute to weight gain and...

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