Obesity is not associated with increased knee joint torque and power during level walking.

@article{Devita2003ObesityIN,
  title={Obesity is not associated with increased knee joint torque and power during level walking.},
  author={Paul Devita and Tibor Hortob{\'a}gyi},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={1355-62}
}
While it is widely speculated that obesity causes increased loads on the knee leading to joint degeneration, this concept is untested. The purpose of the study was to identify the effects of obesity on lower extremity joint kinetics and energetics during walking. Twenty-one obese adults were tested at self-selected (1.29m/s) and standard speeds (1.50m/s) and 18 lean adults were tested at the standard speed. Motion analysis and force platform data were combined to calculate joint torques and… CONTINUE READING
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