Don’t do it for yourself — but for your knees
September 3, 2008
Los Angeles Times
If your knees are pain-free, enjoy it while you can. Almost half of Americans will develop knee osteoarthritis by the time they’re 85, new research suggests.
If the nation keeps packing on the pounds, that number could rise. Extra weight is hard on the knees, which stands to reason considering where those pounds of pressure become focused, substantially increasing the risk that the cartilage protecting the bone will begin to erode. More…