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What does OA stand for?

OA stands for Osteoarthritis

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BRUSSELS -- Vitamin K deficiency may increase the risk for developing knee osteoarthritis and for forming knee cartilage lesions, judging from the findings of a 30-month study of nearly 1,200 people at risk for knee osteoarthritis.
The researchers concluded that normal lifetime exercise does not damage your knees or increase your risk of osteoarthritis in the long run, at least not directly.
The elevated risk for osteoarthritis seen in women with high bone mineral densities had experts at a conference on osteoarthritis grappling with the overall benefit of estrogen replacement therapy for some women.
In the Framingham Knee Osteoarthritis Study, overweight women who lost an average of 11 pounds over a ten-year period cut their risk of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knees by more than half, compared with women who didn't lose weight," says rheumatologist David Felson, professor of medicine and public health at the Boston University School of Medicine.