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SP0046 Prevention and the protective role of exercise and lifestyle interventions on comorbidities in rheumatic diseases
  1. S Garcia Diaz
  1. Rheumatology, Consorci Sanitari Integral, Hospital Moises Broggi Sant Joan Despi, Sant Joan Despi, Spain


Background It has been recognised that patients with rheumatic diseases are at increased risk of developing comorbid conditions such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), malignancies, infections and osteoporosis (among others). Lifestyle interventions (non smoking, non alcohol, healthy diet and exercise) may play an important role to reduce comorbidities in these patients.

Objective To find if lifestyle interventions and especially exercise play a vital role in preventing comorbidities in rheumatic diseases through an extensive review of recent literature.

Disclosure of Interest None declared

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