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Exercise can improve health in older patients with heart disease

Older people dealing with heart disease have often been told to take it easy, but the best way to get better may be to get moving. Physical activity helps reduce symptoms and allows these patients to keep performing everyday tasks, like carrying groceries or climbing stairs, and stay independent, noted an American Heart Association scientific statement published in Circulation on Thursday.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Exercise is important to reduce sarcopenia (loss of muscle) and insulin resistance. However, you also have to follow an anti-inflammatory diet to maximum the effects of exercise.

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