Long distance running and knee osteoarthritis. A prospective study.

@article{Chakravarty2008LongDR,
  title={Long distance running and knee osteoarthritis. A prospective study.},
  author={Eliza F. Chakravarty and Helen B Hubert and Vijaya Bharathi Lingala and Ernesto Zatarain and James F. Fries},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={133-8}
}
BACKGROUND Prior studies of the relationship of physical activity to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee have shown mixed results. The objective of this study was to determine if differences in the progression of knee OA in middle- to older-aged runners exist when compared with healthy nonrunners over nearly 2 decades of serial radiographic observation. METHODS Forty-five long-distance runners and 53 controls with a mean age of 58 (range 50-72) years in 1984 were studied through 2002 with serial… CONTINUE READING

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