Research Roundup

October 2002 Issue

Research Roundup

F Fibromyalgia may be helped by simple aerobic exercise, says new research from King’s College Hospital in London. In the study, 136 men and women with fibromyalgia, a condition of unexplained, widespread muscle and joint pain accompanied by fatigue, followed one of two hour-long exercise regimens twice a week. After three months, 35% of those who exercised aerobically (treadmill and stationary bicycle) rated themselves "much better" or "very much better" versus just 18% in the group who followed a program of muscle

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