Review: Moderate weight loss improves functional disability but does not reduce pain in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis: COMMENTARY

Kreder, Hans J.
September 2007
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p43
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views on a review by R. Christensen and colleagues of a research that suggested that moderate weight loss does not reduce pain but improves functional disability in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis. It is viewed that meta-analysis by Christensen and colleagues was limited by the small number of studies that met criteria for methodological quality. It is stated that the analysis represent a conservative estimate of the clinical effect of weight loss.


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