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Can behavioral interventions reduce sitting time in people with MS?

A logical focus of behavioral interventions for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) involves reducing daily sitting time, a form of sedentary behavior that has been identified as a highly prevalent risk factor for MS­related morbidity. To that end, researchers examined if behavioral interventions would reduce daily sitting time in 70 persons with MS. The behavioral intervention reduced daily sitting time by more than 1.5 hours compared with the control group.

These results highlight the importance of designing and testing the effect of behavioral interventions that reduce sitting on secondary outcomes such as function, symptoms, quality of life and health status in persons with MS. 

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