A new study suggests that strenuous exercise during midlife may lead to an increased risk of osteoarthritis.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study proposes that strenuous midlife exercise may increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found middle-aged individuals who performed higher levels of physical activity were more prone to developing knee damage that puts them at a higher risk for development of the condition later on.
Dr. Christoph Stehling, co-author of the study and a University of California, San Francisco research fellow, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “This study and previous studies by our group suggest that high-impact, weight-bearing physical activity, such as running and jumping, may be worse for cartilage health…Conversely, low-impact activities, such as swimming and cycling, may protect diseased cartilage and prevent healthy cartilage from developing disease.”
As noted by HealthDay News, the findings were presented at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting on Monday.
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