Knee strength maintained despite loss of lean body mass during weight loss in older obese adults with knee osteoarthritis.

@article{Wang2007KneeSM,
  title={Knee strength maintained despite loss of lean body mass during weight loss in older obese adults with knee osteoarthritis.},
  author={Xuewen Wang and Gary D. Miller and Stephen P. Messier and Barbara J Nicklas},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={866-71}
}
BACKGROUND The effects of weight loss on muscle function in older adults have not been well studied. This study determined the effects of a 6-month weight-loss intervention on muscle strength and quality in older obese adults with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS Participants were randomized to a weight loss (WL) (n = 44, 70 +/- 6 years) or weight stable (WS) (n = 43, 69 +/- 6 years) group. The WL intervention consisted of weekly educational meetings, a meal replacement diet, and a three-session… CONTINUE READING

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