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The study involved an 18-month program of weight loss and exercise based in community settings.

It is known as the Weight-Loss and Exercise for Communities With Arthritis in North Carolina (WE-CAN) trial.

Dr. Steve Messier with Wake Forest University, and Dr. Leigh Callahan with the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center (TARC), were co-PIs on the overall project. Dr. Richard Loeser and Dr. Joanne Jordan with TARC were co-investigators.

To learn more, you can access the recently published manuscript in JAMA.