If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may have been warned that being overweight can increase joint pain, worsen joint function and lead to disability. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasized the importance of weight management for the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis in their publication of A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis.
Even if you understand the association between overweight and osteoarthritis, do you become frustrated when you hear it discussed? Do you feel guilty because it is difficult to lose extra pounds? Do you feel like it's a no-win situation or do you think you need to work harder at controlling your weight? Sound off -- share your feelings in Readers Respond: Tired of Hearing About Overweight and Osteoarthritis?
- Overweight: A Risk Factor for Osteoarthritis
- Eat Right and Eat Less
- Weight Management for Osteoarthritis
- Reader Stories: Successfully Losing Weight With Osteoarthritis
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