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Regular Exercise Improves Vascular Function in Patients with Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases

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The risk of developing atherosclerosis - a narrowing of the arteries as cholesterol plaque builds up, leading to obstruction of blood flow - is higher for people with autoimmune rheumatic diseases than for the general population. As a result, they are more likely to have heart attacks and other cardiovascular disorders.

The good news, according to a new study published in Rheumatology, is that regular exercise is a powerful weapon against vascular dysfunction in these patients.

In the article, researchers working in Brazil and the United Kingdom report the results of a systematic review of the scientific literature ...