Physical Activity Increases Amount of Cartilage in the Knee

Medicine & Science  (2011-03-14)–A systematic review of physical activity and its impact on the knee finds that physical activity is beneficial to joint health. Based on the results of magnetic resonance imaging studies, the investigators found a positive relationship between physical activity and an increase in cartilage volume in the knee, as well as a decrease in cartilage defects. These are important findings, given that healthy cartilage is essential for preventing osteoarthritis, including osteoarthritis of the knee. Read more

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