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Member Research and Reports

UNC Finds Moderate Physical Activity Does Not Increase Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study finds that adults age 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to 2.5 hours per week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a six-year follow-up period. Study participants who engaged in the highest levels of physical activity – up to five hours per week – did have a slightly higher risk of knee osteoarthritis, but the difference was not statistically significant.