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How can osteoarthritis make me gain weight?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Osteoarthritis may make it hard to move around and exercise. A sedentary lifestyle without exercise, as well as a poor diet, could contribute to obesity and could make osteoarthritis worse. Exercise has been shown to improve mobility and help slow the progression of osteoarthritis. If you have osteoarthritis, ask your doctor about the best ways for you to get exercise to help avoid weight gain.

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