Versus Arthritis Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis
University of Nottingham

The Influence of Energy Restriction and Exercise on Features of Knee Osteoarthritis in Humans 


Exercise and weight loss are two key conservative treatment strategies for managing symptoms associated with knee osteoarthritis. We will be undertaking a series of research projects that will aim to contribute to and expand on current knowledge around the effects that exercise and calorie restriction, alone and combined can have on a range of features associated with knee osteoarthritis. 

Aims and Objectives:

  • Project 1 – To offer an overview on the effect that exercise has on features of pain sensitisation in individuals with lower limb osteoarthritis. 

  • Project 2 – to compare the effects of two different types of exercise on short term pain responses in individuals with knee osteoarthritis.  

  • Project 3 – to compare the effects of a diet and exercise intervention on inflammation and pain in individuals with knee osteoarthritis.  

Work Package Life Course Impact: Transform
Objective   2.1
Lead Rachel Deere and Matthew Farrow
Investigators James Bilzon
Institution University of Bath


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