BMI not BMW.
BMI is statistical measurement which compares a person’s weight and height. It can be a useful tool to estimate a healthy body weight.
A recent study examined the knees of 336 overweight patients over 30 months. 20.2 % of the patients showed a slow loss of knee cartilage and 5.8% had rapid cartilage loss. The Boston University researchers concluded that for every one-unit increase in body mass index, the chances of rapid knee cartilage loss increased 11%. Bottom line: stay lean.
If you have knee pain knee as a result of cartilage loss, there are non-surgical options. Mesenchymal stem cell therapy involves the use of a patients own stem cells, avoids all of the risks associated with srugery and anesthesia and does not require extensive rehabilitation commonly associated with surgical procedures.