Weight Management Working Group

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the OA Action Alliance is to work collectively to advance the recommendations outlined in A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis by promoting action to prevent and control OA and its progression through proven interventions, public policies, communication strategies and enhanced research initiatives.

The Weight Management Working Group is unified under the fourth of four recommended public health interventions outlined in the National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis which states that, "Higher body mass index (BMI) is not only a major risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and premature death but is also implicated as a cause of OA, particularly of the knee... modest weight loss among people with knee OA has been shown to produce meaningful improvements in physical function, self-reported disability, pain symptoms and quality of life." Read more here.

 

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