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More Data on Exercise for Fatigue

November 24, 2003
Inside MS

Investigators in Portland, Oregon, studied the effects of exercise on levels of fatigue in people with MS. Researchers randomly assigned 69 participants to be in one of three groups. One group took weekly yoga classes. Another group took classes in riding stationary bicycles. Both of these groups exercised at home as well as in the classes. A third group did not participate in an exercise program. At the end of the six-month study, researchers tested the participants and discovered that the people in both the yoga group and the bicycle group reported a decrease in fatigue in a number of different surveys as compared with people who received no exercise treatment.

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