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Body composition and physical function in women with multiple sclerosis

Christie L. Ward, MS, et al.

According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, approximately 26,000 veterans have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and are included in the VA MS data repository. MS is related to reductions in physical abilities and loss of independence. Our data suggest that lower relative body fat and greater physical activity are related to higher levels of physical function in women with MS. So, reducing fat and increasing physical activity may be effective intervention strategies for helping MS patients maintain independence. A healthcare provider can prescribe appropriate types of exercise for an MS patient.

Volume 50 Number 8, 2013
   Pages 1139 — 1148

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Ward CL, Suh Y, Lane AD, Yan H, Ranadive SM, Fernhall B, Motl RW, Evans EM. Body composition and physical function in women with multiple sclerosis. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(8):1139–48.

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