Hemodialysis patients who exercised aerobically had greater health-related quality of life and lower rates of depression symptoms and mortality according to a prospective cohort study involving dialysis centers in 12 countries.

“Our findings provide further support to the promotion of physical activity programs in hemodialysis units,” write Antonio Alberto Lopes, MD, PhD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, and colleagues.

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