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Physical activity appeared to be protective against the development of cognitive impairments among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a prospective cohort study found. Among patients with RA who met the 2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services physical activity guidelines, the odds ratio for worsening of memory was 0.83 (95% CI 0.72-0.96, P=0.01), reported Nancy A. Shadick, MD, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston, and colleagues. In addition, they noted in their study online in ACR Open Rheumatology, physically active patients were less likely to report problems with concentration and word-finding.