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Behavioral intervention improved healthy behaviors, reduced flare frequency in RA

09:00 EST 8 Nov 2017 | Healio

SAN DIEGO — A telephone-based behavioral intervention was associated with more frequent exercise and reduced tobacco and alcohol consumption in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to findings presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.
Uma Srivastava, of Pack Health in Birmingham, Alabama, and colleagues conducted a study that included 127 patients who underwent a 12-week behavior modification program that targeted behaviors, such as healthy eating and exercise, that increase overall well-being and reduce the negative effects of RA.
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