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Kids with Arthritis Need Exercise

Sunday, 02 November 2008 12:17

Children with juvenile arthritis (a form of rheumatoid arthritis) benefit from exercise, according to a University of Buffalo study presented yesterday at the AmericanCollege of Rheumatology's annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

The ongoing study enrolled 11 children with juvenile arthritis and 13 arthritis-free youngsters. Half of the children took part in an eight-week resistance training regime, while half served as controls.  According to the report, children with juvenile arthritis who exercised boosted their ability to function by an average of 32% - and by as much as 200%. Exercise also reduced pain and medication use - and increased strength and endurance.

V Velazquez, N M Fisher, J T Venkatraman, K M O'Neil   The effect of a lower extremity resistance exercise rehabilitation program on tnfa and tnf receptors in juvenile arthritis.   The American College of Rheumatology 63rd annual scientific meeting- November 15, 1999