Shakia Davis

AUTHOR(S): Sephen Messier, Richard Loeser, Gary Miller, Timothy Morgan, Jack Rejeski, Mary Ann Sevick, Walter Ettinger Jr, Marco Pahor, And Jeff Williamson.

Date: May 6,2004

Facts: - The Arthrits,diet, and Arthrits promotion Trail (ADAPT) was single-blind clinical trail lasting 18 months that was designed to determine weather long-term Exercise and dietary weight loss are more effective
-Three hundred sixteen community-dwelling over weight and obese adults 60 yrs and older
-The dietary weight loss plus exercise intervention used both the exercise and dietary weights loss programs.
-Data collection vista occurred at baseline& at 6 and 18 months.
- The combination of weight loss plus exercise provides better improvements in self-reported measures of function and pain.
Statistic:Arthritis is the leading cause of disability among older adults, affecting more than 70 million americans.

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