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Study: Exercises don’t raise risk for arthritic knees

A British analysis of prior study data has found no link between a person’s amount of exercise and their risk for knee arthritis. The analysis was published recently in the journal ‘ArthritisandRheumatology’. The research team combined the results of six clinical trials conducted at different places around the globe, creating a pool of more than 5,000 people who were followed for five to 12 years for signs of knee arthritis. In each clinical trial, researchers trackedparticipants’ daily activities and estimated the amount of energy they expendedin physical exertion. Neithertheamountof energyburnedduringexercise northeamountof timespent in physical activity had anything to do with knee pain or arthritis symptoms, the researchers concluded. Although, previous studies have found conflicting results on whether exercise can make arthritis more likely, Lucy Gates at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom (UK) and her colleagues combined the results of six such investigations, involving over 5,000 people who initially had no knee pain or other evidence of arthritis.

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