Primary-care program benefits patients at risk of heart disease

09/14/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

A three-year lifestyle intervention consisting of exercise training and dietary counseling in primary-care settings helped improve quality of life among patients at moderate or high risk for heart disease and proved more cost-effective than standard care, Swedish researchers reported. "Such programs may be a wise use of resources in primary health care for patients with diseases to which inactivity strongly contributes," the researchers said.

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