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Apr 6, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Scott and Tommy discuss the ways that fasting can improve clinical outcomes for people suffering with knee osteoarthritis, as well as many other bone and joint ailments. Excess body fat puts an immediate physical overload on our joints, but the metabolic inflammation that is seen in osteoarthritis can also be greatly improved through fasting. They discuss how to make significant improvements in quality of life and mobility through fasting, which is just starting to gain support in the orthopedic world.

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Messier SP, Gutekunst DJ, Davis C, DeVita P. Weight loss reduces knee-joint loads in overweight and obese older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2005;52(7):2026-2032. doi:10.1002/art.21139


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