Exercise doesn't cause arthritis

April 20, 2007

Long-term runners or walkers in their 50s or 60s shouldn't be scared of continuing their routine. A study published in Arthritis Care and Research confirmed that regular exercise does not cause osteoarthritis of the knees, even in people who are overweight.
The study involved 1,279 offspring of the original Framingham Heart study who were questioned about their physical activity and followed with a series of knee X-rays. Results showed no relationship between walking, running or other regular exercise and the development of osteoarthritis of the knee.

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