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Physical Activity in Mid-Life May Help Protect Joint Health During Aging

In an Arthritis Care & Research analysis of 6661 participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, maintaining at least low levels of physical activity throughout middle age was associated with lower prevalence and incidence of joint symptoms later in life.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:01 am EST

In an Arthritis Care & Research analysis of 6661 participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, maintaining at least low levels of physical activity throughout middle age was associated with lower prevalence and incidence of joint symptoms later in life.

The potential protective effect of physical activity on joint symptoms was stronger in obese women than in under or normal weight women, and it was not related to menopausal status or use of hormone therapy.


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Link to Study: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acr.23430/full

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Arthritis Care & Research, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (a division of the College), is a peer-reviewed publication that publishes original research, review articles, and editorials that promote excellence in the clinical practice of rheumatology. Relevant to the care of individuals with rheumatic diseases, major topics are evidence-based practice studies, clinical problems, practice guidelines, educational, social, and public health issues, health economics, health care policy, and future trends in rheumatology practice.

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