A band surgically strapped around the stomach to restrict food intake and reduce body weight can also ease arthritic knee pain. Photo : Alamy A band surgically strapped around the stomach to restrict food intake and reduce body weight can also ease arthritic knee pain. Photo : Alamy
A band surgically strapped around the stomach to restrict food intake and reduce body weight can also ease arthritic knee pain. Photo : Alamy

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Lap band surgery for extreme obesity also reduces knee pain as patients lose weight, doctors say

The younger patients have the surgery and the more weight they lose, the more they will reduce arthritic knee pain, US researchers say. Also in health news: stem cell treatment counters age-related eye condition, restoring some sight

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A band surgically strapped around the stomach to restrict food intake and reduce body weight can also ease arthritic knee pain. Photo : Alamy A band surgically strapped around the stomach to restrict food intake and reduce body weight can also ease arthritic knee pain. Photo : Alamy
A band surgically strapped around the stomach to restrict food intake and reduce body weight can also ease arthritic knee pain. Photo : Alamy
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