Friday, April 2, 2010

Short Bursts of Physical Activity May Reduce Fibromyalgia Symptoms

“Short bursts of physical activity in a lifestyle physical activity (LPA) intervention may reduce fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms and improve physical function, according to the results of a randomized trial reported online in the March 29 issue of Arthritis Research & Therapy. ‘Fibromyalgia is estimated to occur in 2% of the U.S. general population, affecting about eight times more women than men,’ said lead author Kevin R. Fontaine, PhD, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, Maryland, in a news release. ‘Although exercise has been shown to be benef...

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